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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #250 on: Sat, 22 August 2015, 03:39:46 »
Oh and excuse the double post but just wondering if you've confirmed the grey acrylic midpiece. If not, I'm imagining a clear frosted/diffused piece might look pretty amazing.
Yup, trying to get it as close to the color of the cut side as possible


Please don't make it too dark, let some light go through!  :p

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« Reply #251 on: Sat, 22 August 2015, 03:48:51 »
Oh and excuse the double post but just wondering if you've confirmed the grey acrylic midpiece. If not, I'm imagining a clear frosted/diffused piece might look pretty amazing.
Yup, trying to get it as close to the color of the cut side as possible


Please don't make it too dark, let some light go through!  :p

Yeah, it's definitely gonna be transparent, but a light grey
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #252 on: Sat, 22 August 2015, 04:56:39 »
Oh and excuse the double post but just wondering if you've confirmed the grey acrylic midpiece. If not, I'm imagining a clear frosted/diffused piece might look pretty amazing.
Yup, trying to get it as close to the color of the cut side as possible

Awesome, can't wait for next update (with hopefully good news)!

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« Reply #253 on: Sat, 22 August 2015, 05:41:05 »
Oh and excuse the double post but just wondering if you've confirmed the grey acrylic midpiece. If not, I'm imagining a clear frosted/diffused piece might look pretty amazing.
Yup, trying to get it as close to the color of the cut side as possible


Please don't make it too dark, let some light go through! 

Yeah, it's definitely gonna be transparent, but a light grey
Yes! So cool! I'm definitely looking forward to it! I hope the quotes will be positive so we can move forward.

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« Reply #254 on: Mon, 24 August 2015, 02:15:43 »
What about the quotes you were waiting for? :)

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« Reply #255 on: Mon, 24 August 2015, 02:23:00 »
What about the quotes you were waiting for? :)
Over here in freedom land stores haven't opened from the weekend yet ;)
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« Reply #256 on: Mon, 24 August 2015, 03:01:48 »
What about the quotes you were waiting for? :)
Over here in freedom land stores haven't opened from the weekend yet ;)


Yeah right, forgot about that part. hehe

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #257 on: Thu, 27 August 2015, 06:24:47 »
Still haven't heard about the manufacturers you contacted? :'(


Sorry for spam asking, it feels good to ask. :D

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #258 on: Thu, 27 August 2015, 23:57:19 »
tfw materials quotes take over a week to get
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« Reply #259 on: Sat, 29 August 2015, 02:15:07 »
tfw materials quotes take over a week to get
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #260 on: Wed, 02 September 2015, 14:17:47 »
OK for real this time stay tuned for updates about the carbon fiber within the week. One thing I can say for sure is that BBS's acrylic piece price for some reason is actually a decent bit better than any other place I've gotten a quote from so we'll be ordering from them for that. So there is a definite there.
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« Reply #261 on: Wed, 02 September 2015, 16:26:49 »
OK for real this time stay tuned for updates about the carbon fiber within the week. One thing I can say for sure is that BBS's acrylic piece price for some reason is actually a decent bit better than any other place I've gotten a quote from so we'll be ordering from them for that. So there is a definite there.


Oh yeah baby! So much looking forward to the update.  :thumb:

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« Reply #262 on: Thu, 03 September 2015, 10:44:11 »
Sweet, sounds good! Looking forward to making a board with Ivan's BoB/Blanks and possibly switching up to MAR82's SISO whenever that happens. :3

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #263 on: Fri, 04 September 2015, 03:32:38 »
OK for real this time stay tuned for updates about the carbon fiber within the week. One thing I can say for sure is that BBS's acrylic piece price for some reason is actually a decent bit better than any other place I've gotten a quote from so we'll be ordering from them for that. So there is a definite there.

Can't wait! (The hype train saga part 4) :D

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« Reply #264 on: Fri, 04 September 2015, 06:50:38 »
OK for real this time stay tuned for updates about the carbon fiber within the week. One thing I can say for sure is that BBS's acrylic piece price for some reason is actually a decent bit better than any other place I've gotten a quote from so we'll be ordering from them for that. So there is a definite there.

Can't wait! (The hype train saga part 4) :D



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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #265 on: Fri, 04 September 2015, 18:57:40 »
Just waiting on finalized PDFs to get this show on the road
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« Reply #266 on: Fri, 04 September 2015, 20:29:17 »


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« Reply #267 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 07:27:03 »
The order form was still open :P Does this mean I'm in on this? If not sorry for the spam hwood..

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« Reply #268 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 10:24:58 »
The order form was still open :P Does this mean I'm in on this? If not sorry for the spam hwood..
Wow, can't believe I forgot to take that order form down lol. I mean since parts haven't been ordered yet there's no reason I can see to leave you out, I'll just wait to invoice once I get everything finalized
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« Reply #269 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 14:17:40 »
Just waiting on finalized PDFs to get this show on the road


Do you mean the quote is positive and they just wait on some inputs on your parts? :D

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« Reply #270 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 14:19:57 »
Just waiting on finalized PDFs to get this show on the road


Do you mean the quote is positive and they just wait on some inputs on your parts? :D

Yep, there was just one little weird thing with the quotes (a 30% price difference between regular and happy layout) but once I figure out what weird happened there, they just need all exact measurements and we should be good to go :thumb:
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« Reply #271 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 14:24:02 »
Just waiting on finalized PDFs to get this show on the road


Do you mean the quote is positive and they just wait on some inputs on your parts? :D

Yep, there was just one little weird thing with the quotes (a 30% price difference between regular and happy layout) but once I figure out what weird happened there, they just need all exact measurements and we should be good to go :thumb:


Oh cool! That's a really good news indeed. Would it come from wrong measure on the quote?

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« Reply #272 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 14:24:53 »
Just waiting on finalized PDFs to get this show on the road


Do you mean the quote is positive and they just wait on some inputs on your parts? :D

Yep, there was just one little weird thing with the quotes (a 30% price difference between regular and happy layout) but once I figure out what weird happened there, they just need all exact measurements and we should be good to go :thumb:


Oh cool! That's a really good news indeed. Would it come from wrong measure on the quote?

I asked if there were any glaring differences in the two files, just waiting for a response on their end
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« Reply #273 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 14:33:01 »
Just waiting on finalized PDFs to get this show on the road


Do you mean the quote is positive and they just wait on some inputs on your parts? :D

Yep, there was just one little weird thing with the quotes (a 30% price difference between regular and happy layout) but once I figure out what weird happened there, they just need all exact measurements and we should be good to go :thumb:


Oh cool! That's a really good news indeed. Would it come from wrong measure on the quote?

I asked if there were any glaring differences in the two files, just waiting for a response on their end


Ok cool thanks for your answers. I know nothing about making such quote nor what kind of files you need to provide them hence I was being a bit curious. 

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #274 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 15:50:58 »

Just waiting on finalized PDFs to get this show on the road


Do you mean the quote is positive and they just wait on some inputs on your parts? :D

Yep, there was just one little weird thing with the quotes (a 30% price difference between regular and happy layout) but once I figure out what weird happened there, they just need all exact measurements and we should be good to go :thumb:


Oh cool! That's a really good news indeed. Would it come from wrong measure on the quote?

I asked if there were any glaring differences in the two files, just waiting for a response on their end


Ok cool thanks for your answers. I know nothing about making such quote nor what kind of files you need to provide them hence I was being a bit curious.

They prob know that HHKB users like to pay more
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« Reply #275 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 16:52:34 »

Just waiting on finalized PDFs to get this show on the road


Do you mean the quote is positive and they just wait on some inputs on your parts? :D

Yep, there was just one little weird thing with the quotes (a 30% price difference between regular and happy layout) but once I figure out what weird happened there, they just need all exact measurements and we should be good to go :thumb:


Oh cool! That's a really good news indeed. Would it come from wrong measure on the quote?

I asked if there were any glaring differences in the two files, just waiting for a response on their end


Ok cool thanks for your answers. I know nothing about making such quote nor what kind of files you need to provide them hence I was being a bit curious.

They prob know that HHKB users like to pay more
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« Reply #276 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 18:11:17 »
Could the price difference simply be that the HHKB has less switch slots to cut than the standard, and so is cheaper? I mean, it's not like 30% less cutting, mind you, so that is still a little weird. It's only like, four slots omitted, right? Yeah, that shouldn't create such a stark contrast in price.

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« Reply #277 on: Sat, 05 September 2015, 18:24:55 »
Could the price difference simply be that the HHKB has less switch slots to cut than the standard, and so is cheaper? I mean, it's not like 30% less cutting, mind you, so that is still a little weird. It's only like, four slots omitted, right? Yeah, that shouldn't create such a stark contrast in price.
Yeah, I mean I was expecting a small difference, but as you said it's literally a difference of a few holes, shouldn't be so large.
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« Reply #278 on: Sun, 06 September 2015, 16:30:36 »
PDFs submitted
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« Reply #279 on: Sun, 06 September 2015, 16:36:36 »
PDFs submitted
Does it mean they will start production soon?

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« Reply #282 on: Mon, 07 September 2015, 01:07:42 »
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Does it mean they will start production soon?
Yup.
Wouhou good! Did they give you an ETA already?

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« Reply #285 on: Mon, 07 September 2015, 04:28:16 »
Hopefully smooth sailing from here onwards!

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« Reply #286 on: Mon, 07 September 2015, 07:15:01 »
Hopefully smooth sailing from here onwards!
Yeah. I'm curious to know how long it could take for such job with our number of orders.

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« Reply #287 on: Mon, 07 September 2015, 12:57:21 »
Hopefully smooth sailing from here onwards!
Yeah. I'm curious to know how long it could take for such job with our number of orders.
Shouldn't take long at all, relatively small pieces and not really high numbers
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« Reply #288 on: Mon, 07 September 2015, 13:00:02 »
Hopefully smooth sailing from here onwards!
Yeah. I'm curious to know how long it could take for such job with our number of orders.
Shouldn't take long at all, relatively small pieces and not really high numbers
Cool to know, thanks.

The real waiting game begins then. Waiting on BBS and your new manufacturer. So excited! First custom to be completed. :D

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« Reply #289 on: Tue, 15 September 2015, 12:23:30 »
Is lack of weight an issue with this? I 3d printed a case once and it was way too light to keep it from sliding around even with rubber feet.

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« Reply #290 on: Tue, 15 September 2015, 12:30:14 »
While weight is one factor to prevent sliding, it's far from the only one.  You could use 'softer' rubber feet, or rubber feet with greater contact patches to prevent sliding.

Nobody has received this product yet, so we cannot comment on the weight of it.

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« Reply #291 on: Tue, 15 September 2015, 16:44:51 »
While weight is one factor to prevent sliding, it's far from the only one.  You could use 'softer' rubber feet, or rubber feet with greater contact patches to prevent sliding.

Nobody has received this product yet, so we cannot comment on the weight of it.
I think one purpose of this GB was to make a lightweight case IIRC. Perhaps Hwood can comment on this as I may be mistaken.

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« Reply #292 on: Tue, 15 September 2015, 16:46:37 »
While weight is one factor to prevent sliding, it's far from the only one.  You could use 'softer' rubber feet, or rubber feet with greater contact patches to prevent sliding.

Nobody has received this product yet, so we cannot comment on the weight of it.
I think one purpose of this GB was to make a lightweight case IIRC. Perhaps Hwood can comment on this as I may be mistaken.
Yeah, I definitely don't want a heavier than necessary enclosure, this will go into my portable keyboard which I'm going to be carrying around.

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« Reply #293 on: Tue, 15 September 2015, 16:58:36 »
While weight is one factor to prevent sliding, it's far from the only one.  You could use 'softer' rubber feet, or rubber feet with greater contact patches to prevent sliding.

Nobody has received this product yet, so we cannot comment on the weight of it.
I think one purpose of this GB was to make a lightweight case IIRC. Perhaps Hwood can comment on this as I may be mistaken.
Yeah, I definitely don't want a heavier than necessary enclosure, this will go into my portable keyboard which I'm going to be carrying around.
I guess one could design a bottom ALU or stain steel plate in order to make it heavier though. As it would be done on little quantity, it would be expensive I think.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #294 on: Tue, 15 September 2015, 17:43:04 »
Is this GB open to new orders? I would like to buy one but I didn't see an order form link.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #295 on: Tue, 15 September 2015, 18:29:31 »
While weight is one factor to prevent sliding, it's far from the only one.  You could use 'softer' rubber feet, or rubber feet with greater contact patches to prevent sliding.

Nobody has received this product yet, so we cannot comment on the weight of it.
I think one purpose of this GB was to make a lightweight case IIRC. Perhaps Hwood can comment on this as I may be mistaken.
yep, something light for portability, I guess theoretically you could just use some sort of adhesive to attach some weights if its absolutely too light, or something like lead tape for tennis or golf
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #296 on: Wed, 16 September 2015, 21:28:46 »
Here are the PDFs if anyone is interested in taking a look at them before they're sent out

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #297 on: Wed, 16 September 2015, 21:58:33 »
Mechanical Engineer here, first of all, I don't see anything wrong with the drawings :)

I was going to ask if the manufacturers are receiving anything like a STEP file or DXF?  These drawings are under-constrained, so they will need something describing the rest of the geometry.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #298 on: Wed, 16 September 2015, 22:05:09 »
Mechanical Engineer here, first of all, I don't see anything wrong with the drawings :)

I was going to ask if the manufacturers are receiving anything like a STEP file or DXF?  These drawings are under-constrained, so they will need something describing the rest of the geometry.

these + DXFs
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case // Universal and Happy layout
« Reply #299 on: Thu, 17 September 2015, 15:38:19 »
I think I'm just not the target demographic for this. Which is a shame because I bet they are going to look gorgeous.