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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #150 on: Mon, 08 May 2017, 10:26:20 »
Hi MOZ..  who is the person that built it? Someone from GH, what is his nick?

ok question answered. ;)
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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #151 on: Mon, 08 May 2017, 10:41:21 »
Good to know your still doing well Moz.

if anyone has a full BOM that would be great to help out with getting a quote together for PCB+assembly from a manufacturer.
just want to ensure i select all the proper components ;)

The only thing that needs to be updated on the BOM is the addition of designators for the WS2812B's. I submitted a pull request with this updated information.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #152 on: Mon, 08 May 2017, 15:20:56 »
awesome. let me know when its all the way done if it isn't already and i'll start poking around my manufacturing sources for quotes on afew pre-assembled.
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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #153 on: Tue, 09 May 2017, 11:15:04 »
The only thing i'm having trouble with is getting the RGB underglow on the right side - everything else works perfectly. At this point I don't think its a firmware issue - but possibly a pcb design issue. I may be mistaken though. I will keep poking around until I can pinpoint the issue with the rgb on the right side of the keyboard (left rgb works fine).

edit: added some photos
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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #154 on: Tue, 09 May 2017, 23:41:04 »
Ive managed to piggy back off of the track point clock line to have rgb work on both sides. There is something wrong with the current design but should be an easy pcb design fix. Once I have time to update the pcb I will do so and submit a pull request.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #155 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 10:36:50 »
Ive managed to piggy back off of the track point clock line to have rgb work on both sides. There is something wrong with the current design but should be an easy pcb design fix. Once I have time to update the pcb I will do so and submit a pull request.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #156 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 10:43:44 »
Ive managed to piggy back off of the track point clock line to have rgb work on both sides. There is something wrong with the current design but should be an easy pcb design fix. Once I have time to update the pcb I will do so and submit a pull request.

Please excuse my messy desk :P

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #157 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 11:06:46 »
Good to know your still doing well Moz.

if anyone has a full BOM that would be great to help out with getting a quote together for PCB+assembly from a manufacturer.
just want to ensure i select all the proper components ;)

Count me in if you are getting some made, i would love to tinker with this board!

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #158 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 20:40:43 »
Huzzah Moz is alive and well (albeit busy). I'm glad to see progress is being made on this. I had given up hope and started development on my own split 65% called "Lynx" although I think this board is much better for the community on a whole. I'd be happy to run a group buy or help out anyway I can to bring this to the community.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #159 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 20:41:10 »
awesome. let me know when its all the way done if it isn't already and i'll start poking around my manufacturing sources for quotes on afew pre-assembled.

I think I'm gonna need a sleek case for this one soon.

Is there a way to have holes in the wooden cases you build that are filled in with translucent material?

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #160 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 20:47:17 »


This isn't even with all the layouts... Just two on the bottom row. So. Much. Compatibility.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #161 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 20:55:22 »
Here is the temporary fix for RGB in case any one was interested:

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #162 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 21:02:03 »
awesome. let me know when its all the way done if it isn't already and i'll start poking around my manufacturing sources for quotes on afew pre-assembled.

I think I'm gonna need a sleek case for this one soon.

Is there a way to have holes in the wooden cases you build that are filled in with translucent material?

i could probably design something to allow for a clear bottom so that the under glow shines out the bottom of the case. lots of ways to accomplish what  you are looking for.

having the PCB's makes it easier to design things... hint hint wink wink  :p :p :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #163 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 21:06:15 »
awesome. let me know when its all the way done if it isn't already and i'll start poking around my manufacturing sources for quotes on afew pre-assembled.

I think I'm gonna need a sleek case for this one soon.

Is there a way to have holes in the wooden cases you build that are filled in with translucent material?


i could probably design something to allow for a clear bottom so that the under glow shines out the bottom of the case. lots of ways to accomplish what  you are looking for.

having the PCB's makes it easier to design things... hint hint wink wink  :p :p :thumb: :thumb:


One of the PCBs I ordered was DOA. I can ship it to ya if you need something to work off of.

I know that isnt ideal but the rest are already accounted for. (these werent cheap !)
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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #164 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 21:32:28 »
awesome. let me know when its all the way done if it isn't already and i'll start poking around my manufacturing sources for quotes on afew pre-assembled.

I think I'm gonna need a sleek case for this one soon.

Is there a way to have holes in the wooden cases you build that are filled in with translucent material?


i could probably design something to allow for a clear bottom so that the under glow shines out the bottom of the case. lots of ways to accomplish what  you are looking for.

having the PCB's makes it easier to design things... hint hint wink wink  :p :p :thumb: :thumb:


One of the PCBs I ordered was DOA. I can ship it to ya if you need something to work off of.

I know that isnt ideal but the rest are already accounted for. (these werent cheap !)

that would be perfect! i do want a working one but i can wait. having something to do dry fits i dont have to worry about breaking is always nice. PM me
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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #165 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 22:51:05 »
Excellent job getting it to work Smokemm! I'd love to help this project in anyway I can. I have a good 3d printer I can use for case mock-ups if that helps.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #166 on: Thu, 11 May 2017, 12:18:22 »
awesome. let me know when its all the way done if it isn't already and i'll start poking around my manufacturing sources for quotes on afew pre-assembled.

I think I'm gonna need a sleek case for this one soon.

Is there a way to have holes in the wooden cases you build that are filled in with translucent material?


i could probably design something to allow for a clear bottom so that the under glow shines out the bottom of the case. lots of ways to accomplish what  you are looking for.

having the PCB's makes it easier to design things... hint hint wink wink  :p :p :thumb: :thumb:


One of the PCBs I ordered was DOA. I can ship it to ya if you need something to work off of.

I know that isnt ideal but the rest are already accounted for. (these werent cheap !)

that would be perfect! i do want a working one but i can wait. having something to do dry fits i dont have to worry about breaking is always nice. PM me

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #167 on: Sun, 09 July 2017, 06:43:48 »
Update coming next week!

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #168 on: Sun, 09 July 2017, 12:16:39 »
Can't wait!

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #170 on: Wed, 12 July 2017, 10:44:41 »
Ah yeah, let's do this!

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #171 on: Sun, 16 July 2017, 14:19:21 »
Tiny update, I have all the things I need to build the board with me, the PCB, case, electronics. I just brushed up the SAMPad I had built before the hiatus, keys, backlight and RGB work, still need to look into encoder and buzzer. SAMPad uses the same architecture, so it's relevant here too. I'm going to start building the TS65 this week, as long as I have time in the evenings post work.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #172 on: Sun, 16 July 2017, 14:28:00 »
Awesome! Does the pcb you have included the latest changes to the GitHub repository?

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #173 on: Mon, 17 July 2017, 06:39:46 »
Nope, these were fabricated over a year ago. The PCB on GitHub also needs a couple of changes to allow usage of QMK with the buzzer.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #174 on: Thu, 20 July 2017, 11:18:27 »
Switches arrive today so I'll finally be able to test this case prototype.
Here is the PR to the STL files: https://github.com/mohitg11/TS65AVR/pull/4

It's held together with these parts from McMaster-Carr:
- 94180A307    Heat-Set Inserts for Plastics M2 x 0.4 mm Thread Size, 2.9 mm
- 91294A009    Black-Oxide Alloy Steel Hex Drive Flat Head Screw M2 x 0.4 mm Thread, 12 mm Long

The top bits are printed with Protopasta CF PLA:
- 0.5 mm SS nozzle
- 0.2 mm layers
- 3 perimeters
- 50% honeycomb infill
- Heated glass print bed

The bottom bits are printed with clear Colorfab XT:
- 0.8 mm SS nozzle
- 0.4 mm layers (0.2mm first layer for adhesion)
- 3 perimeters
- 50% honeycomb infill
- Heated glass print bed with PVA - don't forget the PVA or you'll end up with chips in your print bed.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #175 on: Thu, 20 July 2017, 11:19:30 »
Wow!
GH Ergonomic Guide (in progress)
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=54680.0

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #176 on: Thu, 20 July 2017, 11:28:17 »
@MajorKoos, looks great, do you have a PCB?

This week has been crazy with 12 hour work days, looking forward to the weekend.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #177 on: Thu, 20 July 2017, 11:34:29 »
@MajorKoos, looks great, do you have a PCB?

This week has been crazy with 12 hour work days, looking forward to the weekend.

Yeah, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a PCB but it's got ALPS switches on it at the moment.
I plan to rectify that today with some MOD-M tactile switches.
I'll post the results once I'm done.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #178 on: Thu, 20 July 2017, 16:44:42 »
That's great news, ff someone can test alps, that'd be sweet, although I don't envision any issues.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #179 on: Thu, 20 July 2017, 18:48:54 »
That's great news, ff someone can test alps, that'd be sweet, although I don't envision any issues.

ALPS worked fine with the laser cut case.

Switches arrived.
I need to rework the stabilizer holes on my model though - the 3mm plate is a bit thick in places for the wire.
Shouldn't take too long to do.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #180 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 11:22:54 »
Finally done.
I've submitted a PR to the repo with some adjustments.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #181 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 22:41:35 »
Ergodox (x2), V.EA Clone, Tada68, Atreus XL, Planck, Model M 70% Mod


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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #182 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 00:00:31 »
Looks very nice

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #183 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 06:43:21 »
These look really cool!  :thumb:

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #184 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 12:33:29 »
I like the key sizes on the bottom row, really looking nice!

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #185 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 14:57:54 »
Looks great Major. Which firmware are you using?

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #186 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 16:00:09 »
Looks great Major. Which firmware are you using?

I grabbed the keyboard config from here and merged it into the latest QMK.
https://github.com/angus-g/qmk_firmware/tree/ts65avr/keyboards/ts65avr
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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #187 on: Mon, 24 July 2017, 10:04:30 »
Hmm, sounds about what I'm doing. Did you have any issues merging with the current QMK? Do you mind sending me another PR to https://github.com/mohitg11/qmk_firmware ? I'll add a submodule in the main repo later.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #188 on: Mon, 24 July 2017, 10:37:58 »
Hmm, sounds about what I'm doing. Did you have any issues merging with the current QMK? Do you mind sending me another PR to https://github.com/mohitg11/qmk_firmware ? I'll add a submodule in the main repo later.

Done - https://github.com/mohitg11/qmk_firmware/pull/1

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #189 on: Mon, 24 July 2017, 11:40:12 »
Holy cow this is exactly what I've been looking for

I need this in my life like yesterday - looking forward to when these are available for purchase!

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #190 on: Tue, 25 July 2017, 06:24:08 »
I think this is the sort of keyboard I need in my life  :eek:

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #191 on: Tue, 25 July 2017, 15:13:01 »
heavy breathing  :eek:
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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #192 on: Tue, 25 July 2017, 17:46:53 »
Damn awesome, it definitely deserves its own custom case.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #193 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 03:59:19 »
Build a PCB yesterday, however I'm having issues with my internet, so can't flash firmware as I don't have the tools. @Majorkoos, would you be kind enough to upload your hex file, I'd just like to test with FLIP on my work laptop.

One thing that has me worried with my build is that when I connected it, windows didn't detect any HW. RGB LEDs did flash briefly (Which is expect behavior). None of the USB pins are shorted, and I used my loupe to make sure nothing was shorted on the MCU. Will need to debug with my multimeter tonight.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #194 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 08:08:34 »
Build a PCB yesterday, however I'm having issues with my internet, so can't flash firmware as I don't have the tools. @Majorkoos, would you be kind enough to upload your hex file, I'd just like to test with FLIP on my work laptop.

One thing that has me worried with my build is that when I connected it, windows didn't detect any HW. RGB LEDs did flash briefly (Which is expect behavior). None of the USB pins are shorted, and I used my loupe to make sure nothing was shorted on the MCU. Will need to debug with my multimeter tonight.

Sure - here it is.
Think it's perhaps the bootloader?

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #195 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 08:49:26 »
Thanks, I will have a look for sure, I do have a Arduino ISP

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #196 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 12:16:22 »
It was the crystal, removed and reflowed it, it was getting shorted.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #197 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 12:21:49 »
Good skills. 
I would not have been able to diagnose that.
Can't wait to see the results.

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #198 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 14:41:54 »
1st MCP23018 dead, FML. Sorted now.

Majorkoos, on the hex you uploaded, is the right most key on the second row from bottom not mapped?

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Re: TS65 - The Split 65% Keyboard
« Reply #199 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 17:35:22 »
Moz, I mapped it to function
Here's the keymap.
« Last Edit: Wed, 26 July 2017, 17:37:25 by MajorKoos »