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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #350 on: Fri, 05 August 2016, 12:03:02 »
jdcarpe, are you still considering to produce another run of the Hack'd by geeks keysets?
I contacted SP a while ago about them stocking it on PMK, but as you know their production schedule is pretty much full for the foreseeable future. I will contact Melissa again, though, to remind her.
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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #351 on: Fri, 05 August 2016, 12:19:03 »
Also, I'm figuring out how to program individual key backlighting. For instance, I'd like the WASD keys to light up when I toggle Function layer 2 for my arrow cluster. Is there a way to do that?

No, the backlighting LEDs aren't individually addressable. They are all on the same circuit, except for the Caps Lock LED.

Thanks! Is the PF6&7 holes for the Capslock LED indicator light? If so, which is positive and which is negative?
I believe the square pad is negative, but to be sure, I always plug the keyboard in and touch the legs of the LED to the pads just to be sure. :)
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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #352 on: Fri, 05 August 2016, 12:19:33 »
Ok, I'll give that a try!

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #353 on: Sat, 06 August 2016, 21:28:58 »
I finally got around to getting mine built. I realize now that the way I built it I don't have an alt key right now, so I will have to change that soon. Such an awesome kit!

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #354 on: Tue, 09 August 2016, 12:14:17 »
I just finished mine as well. I really love this kit. I don't love my Zeal switches. I should have probably built this with Alps switches, but I'm happy nonetheless.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #355 on: Sat, 20 August 2016, 00:41:09 »
Hi! JD! Does this switch plate supports open switches top?

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #356 on: Sat, 20 August 2016, 00:43:50 »
Hi! JD! Does this switch plate supports open switches top?

It doesn't support it.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #357 on: Sun, 21 August 2016, 03:27:49 »
Finally got mine today from the pre-orders. Had to pick it up from the customs office after it sat at the airport for weeks. Can't blame jdcarpe at all. Even the guy at the customs office got angry about the lazy mailman since the package was perfectly prepared for automatic customs handling but this idiot made me pick it up from the office instead.

Love it, very nice product presentation and packaging. Have yet to build it though ;)

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #358 on: Sun, 21 August 2016, 05:12:16 »
Finally got mine today from the pre-orders. Had to pick it up from the customs office after it sat at the airport for weeks. Can't blame jdcarpe at all. Even the guy at the customs office got angry about the lazy mailman since the package was perfectly prepared for automatic customs handling but this idiot made me pick it up from the office instead.

Love it, very nice product presentation and packaging. Have yet to build it though ;)
Build log! please

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #359 on: Mon, 22 August 2016, 03:04:51 »
I don't suppose any of these are still available, are they?

You can get one from MechanicalKeyboards.com :)

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=345
Will it be available somewhere else? Enormous shipping fee + tax on top of that is preventing from ordering one from mechanicalKeyboards.com

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #360 on: Mon, 22 August 2016, 05:17:03 »
I don't suppose any of these are still available, are they?

You can get one from MechanicalKeyboards.com :)

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=345
Will it be available somewhere else? Enormous shipping fee + tax on top of that is preventing from ordering one from mechanicalKeyboards.com

I have a kit I want to sell. Black without the blocked corners. I'm located in Germany. PM me if you're interested.
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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #361 on: Mon, 22 August 2016, 12:01:19 »
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Build log! please

I put my build log out here: http://yourmatt.com/jd45

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #362 on: Mon, 22 August 2016, 12:11:17 »
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Build log! please

I put my build log out here: http://yourmatt.com/jd45

Now that's an awesome build log and review. Thanks for sharing!

I really like your keymap layout. I might have to borrow that...
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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #363 on: Thu, 25 August 2016, 20:10:33 »
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Build log! please

I put my build log out here: http://yourmatt.com/jd45

This was so soothing and pleasant to read through~ thank you for that -- Makes me excited since I just picked up a blocked corners kit from mechanicalkeyboards.com
Will surely reference your build log when building mine, thanks for sharing
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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #364 on: Fri, 26 August 2016, 00:50:10 »
Hi! JD! Does this switch plate supports open switches top?

It does support switch top removal.
        

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS - Linux Programming Guide
« Reply #365 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 14:56:40 »
Hi Linux users of the JD 45 keyboard.
This is a summary of how to (re)program the firmware of the JD45 keyboard with Linux. This information is maybe found elsewhere, however I didn't find a complete guide and it cost me some search, trial and error, so maybe you enjoy having this information compiled here. My keyboard came from this group buy and was delivered about a week ago. I like it a lot. Thanx JD.

JD45 Linux (re)programming guide:
Tested with Debian, will most probably also work with Ubuntu and similar.
Step 1: Install python with
         sudo apt-get install python
Step 2: Download EasyAVR (Info found at https://deskthority.net/wiki/Easy_AVR_USB_Keyboard_Firmware).
         wget -O easyavr.zip https://codeload.github.com/dhowland/EasyAVR/zip/master
Step 3: Unpack and adjust Easy AVR
         unzip easyavr.zip # Creates a Directory ./EasyAVR-master
         cd EasyAVR-master
         chmod u+x easykeymap.sh
Step 4: Call Easy AVR
         ./easeykeymap.sh
Step 5: Generate a new default keymap
         File -> New Default Layout -> JD45 (Carpe Keyboards) [ <All Keys> ]
Step 6: Edit your keymap; Help is found in the "Help" Menu of EasyAVR
Step 7: Build the firmware from it:
         File -> Build Firmware -> "mynewfirmware.hex"
Step 7: Install dfu-programmer:
         sudo apt-get install dfu-programmer
Step 9: Connect your JD45 keyboard to your computer and press the little button at the buttom while it is connected. You will see something like
  ... usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=03eb, idProduct=2ff4
  ... usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
  ... usb 1-4: Product: ATm32U4DFU
  ... usb 1-4: Manufacturer: ATMEL
  ... usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 1.0.0

  in your syslog.
Step 8: Erase and upload
         sudo dfu-programmer atmega32u4 erase --debug 5
         sudo dfu-programmer atmega32u4 flash mynewfirmware.hex --debug 5
Step 9: Disconnect and reconnect your JD45 keyboard. It will work with the new layout now.

Note 1: Please adapt file names to your needs.
Note 2: The default firmware at your board is lost. I did not find a way to save it. dfu-programmer dump did not work.
Note 3: The firmware offered at http://jd45.info/ is NOT identical with the firmware preinstalled at the keyboard. However it works fine also. The preinstalled firmware is really lost. As I didn't really like it, this was no problem for me.
Note 4: I didn't need FLIP or Teensy that are mentioned in most other guides. I couldn't install them anyway.

Hope this works for you. Thanx in advance for comments. Enjoy. Many greetings.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #366 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 19:39:25 »
Hi Linux users of the JD 45 keyboard.
This is a summary of how to (re)program the firmware of the JD45 keyboard with Linux. This information is maybe found elsewhere, however I didn't find a complete guide and it cost me some search, trial and error, so maybe you enjoy having this information compiled here. My keyboard came from this group buy and was delivered about a week ago. I like it a lot. Thanx JD.

JD45 Linux (re)programming guide:
Tested with Debian, will most probably also work with Ubuntu and similar.
Step 1: Install python with
         sudo apt-get install python
Step 2: Download EasyAVR (Info found at https://deskthority.net/wiki/Easy_AVR_USB_Keyboard_Firmware).
         wget -O easyavr.zip https://codeload.github.com/dhowland/EasyAVR/zip/master
Step 3: Unpack and adjust Easy AVR
         unzip easyavr.zip # Creates a Directory ./EasyAVR-master
         cd EasyAVR-master
         chmod u+x easykeymap.sh
Step 4: Call Easy AVR
         ./easeykeymap.sh
Step 5: Generate a new default keymap
         File -> New Default Layout -> JD45 (Carpe Keyboards) [ <All Keys> ]
Step 6: Edit your keymap; Help is found in the "Help" Menu of EasyAVR
Step 7: Build the firmware from it:
         File -> Build Firmware -> "mynewfirmware.hex"
Step 7: Install dfu-programmer:
         sudo apt-get install dfu-programmer
Step 9: Connect your JD45 keyboard to your computer and press the little button at the buttom while it is connected. You will see something like
  ... usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=03eb, idProduct=2ff4
  ... usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
  ... usb 1-4: Product: ATm32U4DFU
  ... usb 1-4: Manufacturer: ATMEL
  ... usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 1.0.0

  in your syslog.
Step 8: Erase and upload
         sudo dfu-programmer atmega32u4 erase --debug 5
         sudo dfu-programmer atmega32u4 flash mynewfirmware.hex --debug 5
Step 9: Disconnect and reconnect your JD45 keyboard. It will work with the new layout now.

Note 1: Please adapt file names to your needs.
Note 2: The default firmware at your board is lost. I did not find a way to save it. dfu-programmer dump did not work.
Note 3: The firmware offered at http://jd45.info/ is NOT identical with the firmware preinstalled at the keyboard. However it works fine also. The preinstalled firmware is really lost. As I didn't really like it, this was no problem for me.
Note 4: I didn't need FLIP or Teensy that are mentioned in most other guides. I couldn't install them anyway.

Hope this works for you. Thanx in advance for comments. Enjoy. Many greetings.


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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #367 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 23:43:37 »
Thank you for the Linux programming guide, theM. I added it to the guides at both http://jd45.info and http://jd40.info.
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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #368 on: Wed, 31 August 2016, 16:51:30 »
Drooling over this. Still waiting for my JD40 (it's been a couple years now...), but a JD45 looks even better to me now.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #369 on: Fri, 02 September 2016, 10:53:57 »
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Build log! please

I put my build log out here: http://yourmatt.com/jd45

Now that's an awesome build log and review. Thanks for sharing!

I really like your keymap layout. I might have to borrow that...

Thanks! It's been working so well for coding. I don't know how I've lived without the left thumb backspace, and I'm loving the macro record/play feature. I've got muscle memory working for me now and I think I'm faster with this than with my HHKB, but when I've had to use my much quieter HHKB on the floor at my office, it's been an easy transition back. Anyway, it's a layout I'm not fighting at all anymore. It feels perfectly natural to me.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #370 on: Fri, 16 September 2016, 20:55:51 »
Hey JD, I'm trying to create this look, but I'm bad at judging key sizes. What are the sizes of the bottom row from this pic?



Thanks in advance.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #371 on: Fri, 16 September 2016, 21:10:39 »
1 + 1 + 6.25 + 1.25 + 1  ;)
        

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« Reply #372 on: Sat, 17 September 2016, 00:32:49 »
1 + 1 + 6.25 + 1.25 + 1  ;)

Thanks so much, that 6.25 + 1.25 was throwing me off.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #373 on: Thu, 29 September 2016, 02:12:17 »
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Build log! please

I put my build log out here: http://yourmatt.com/jd45

Nice build log. I'm slowly getting mine together. I see you used a dremel to cut out the PCB corners. I have a dremel, but I don't have a "bit" like that; what is it called? Could I go about it another way, say, just carefully scoring it with a box-cutter?

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« Reply #374 on: Thu, 29 September 2016, 05:41:17 »
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Build log! please

I put my build log out here: http://yourmatt.com/jd45

Nice build log. I'm slowly getting mine together. I see you used a dremel to cut out the PCB corners. I have a dremel, but I don't have a "bit" like that; what is it called? Could I go about it another way, say, just carefully scoring it with a box-cutter?
You can usually just snap it off with your hand, although I've only done that on something that only has one dimension to it. It's just a saw blade I imagine.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #375 on: Thu, 29 September 2016, 05:46:31 »
I want this board so bad. I find JD40 was a little too small for me; the JD45 looks perfect. Need to get a kit and throw it together and give it a whirl.

Any idea when these may be available again? I know the JD40 is available on 1UpKeyboards. Any plans of doing the same with this kit?
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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #376 on: Thu, 29 September 2016, 05:49:41 »
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Build log! please

I put my build log out here: http://yourmatt.com/jd45

Nice build log. I'm slowly getting mine together. I see you used a dremel to cut out the PCB corners. I have a dremel, but I don't have a "bit" like that; what is it called? Could I go about it another way, say, just carefully scoring it with a box-cutter?
Search for Dremel cutting wheel or Dremel saw and you should find it.   Thought it was standard in Dremel kits- mine came with a few different ones like that.

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« Reply #377 on: Thu, 29 September 2016, 05:51:51 »
I want this board so bad. I find JD40 was a little too small for me; the JD45 looks perfect. Need to get a kit and throw it together and give it a whirl.

Any idea when these may be available again? I know the JD40 is available on 1UpKeyboards. Any plans of doing the same with this kit?


You can get one from MechanicalKeyboards.com :)

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=345


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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #378 on: Sat, 01 October 2016, 03:26:28 »
When will be the next group buy? Some time next year?
I'm thinking about perhaps an ALPS kit.

Will there be some new development? Like Bluetooth or backlit LED control?

Thanks for keeping this great project up.
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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #379 on: Sun, 09 October 2016, 22:07:44 »
[ Specified attachment is not available ]Got about 300 caps and now the legends are perfect.  It's amazing how many Granite DSA sets I needed for such a tiny keyboard.

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« Reply #380 on: Sun, 09 October 2016, 22:33:17 »
That looks incredibly cool.  What sets do you have there?

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« Reply #381 on: Mon, 10 October 2016, 09:06:41 »
That looks incredibly cool.  What sets do you have there?

It's all granite DSA, but I had to get the base, icon mods, icon pro mods, and icon extreme mods to get all the small modifiers and tab and 1u fn and 1.75u shift.
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« Reply #382 on: Mon, 10 October 2016, 09:38:09 »
That looks incredibly cool.  What sets do you have there?

It's all grange DSA, but I had to get the base, icon mods, icon pro mods, and icon extreme mods to get all the small modifiers and tab and 1u fn and 1.75u shift.

That's what I thought.. .I was just trying to verify.  When I was looking, they didn't have the pro mods in production yet, so I was holding off.  Glad to have that verified.  That *is* a lot though.  And expensive!

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #383 on: Fri, 14 October 2016, 00:39:23 »
Ok, so if I'm going to install a 6.25 spacebar on the blocked JD45. I believe I need to get some cherry stabilizers, and I have some coming in soon, but how do I install them? They are PCB mount right? I've only ever messed with plate mount. How much different is the installation?

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #384 on: Sat, 15 October 2016, 13:20:57 »
Ok, so if I'm going to install a 6.25 spacebar on the blocked JD45. I believe I need to get some cherry stabilizers, and I have some coming in soon, but how do I install them? They are PCB mount right? I've only ever messed with plate mount. How much different is the installation?

The mounts clip into the PCB and the whole thing has to be assembled before you solder in the swtiches, because trying to fit the stabs when the plate is attached is almost impossible.

Things to double check: make sure your mounts are on the PCB the right way around (I've done that wrong before), make sure you put the stems in the right way round (I also have done this wrong) amd finally make sure the wire is clipping into the mounts and the stems can move up and down freely  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #385 on: Sat, 15 October 2016, 14:00:10 »
That's very expensive...
Yours has a perfect dream-look for my ideal JD45 though. What switches are you having in that beauty?

By the way, if I use this layout, then I may get around with only 3 sets:

http://yourmatt.com/jd45

That looks incredibly cool.  What sets do you have there?

It's all granite DSA, but I had to get the base, icon mods, icon pro mods, and icon extreme mods to get all the small modifiers and tab and 1u fn and 1.75u shift.
Wishlist: 1) hotswap gasket mount; 2) nice Alps blank caps; 3) Hipro Iris with adjustable tenting; 4) CNC POM case
More
Wishful-list: 1) All POM; 2) We order from keyboard-layout-editor.com; 3) Usable Trackpoint MK
IBM M13 black
IBM SpaceSaver II
IBM KPD8923 Trackpoint
Choc mini Gateron black
PLUM 84 'Topre-clone' 55g Korean dome
HHKB Pro 2 HasuBT
[It's not I don't like ISO, but I need the HHKB backspace... only ~90WPM, in love with Emacs, and Lisp]

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #386 on: Sun, 16 October 2016, 02:14:07 »
Ok, so if I'm going to install a 6.25 spacebar on the blocked JD45. I believe I need to get some cherry stabilizers, and I have some coming in soon, but how do I install them? They are PCB mount right? I've only ever messed with plate mount. How much different is the installation?

The mounts clip into the PCB and the whole thing has to be assembled before you solder in the swtiches, because trying to fit the stabs when the plate is attached is almost impossible.

Things to double check: make sure your mounts are on the PCB the right way around (I've done that wrong before), make sure you put the stems in the right way round (I also have done this wrong) amd finally make sure the wire is clipping into the mounts and the stems can move up and down freely  :thumb:

Awesome, thanks. This is just the insight I was looking for.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #387 on: Mon, 17 October 2016, 14:44:56 »
That's very expensive...
Yours has a perfect dream-look for my ideal JD45 though. What switches are you having in that beauty?

By the way, if I use this layout, then I may get around with only 3 sets:
Show Image

http://yourmatt.com/jd45

That looks incredibly cool.  What sets do you have there?

It's all granite DSA, but I had to get the base, icon mods, icon pro mods, and icon extreme mods to get all the small modifiers and tab and 1u fn and 1.75u shift.

I am still new to these mechanical keyboards.  I bought the pre-assembled version with MX Browns. I am getting a 35% board with Gateron Browns, a MiniVan with Alps to test those, and building a 60% with Zealios.

If I end up loving the JD45 layout more than the others, I may desolder the switches and replace them with the best I find.  TBH, I'm disappointing with the feel of MX browns. I had hoped for a more significant tactile feeling rather than the very weak, gritty feeling.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #388 on: Mon, 14 November 2016, 15:47:47 »
got mine as a diy kit from mechanicalkeyboard. Currently has clears wth variable springs 55g-60g-62g-65g, i assembled t with holtite press fit sockets (i'll get a photo uploaded of that later) and will be switching to zealio (variable again maybe?) once i get it from the current groupbuy


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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #389 on: Tue, 29 November 2016, 11:59:35 »

Anyone have some tips how to get leds (Caps Lock LED and in-switch) working in QMK?

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #390 on: Tue, 29 November 2016, 14:33:41 »
I've been trying to do something similar in EasyAVR, it would appear that the LEDs are all set in a single couple :(

not sure how to split it

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #391 on: Wed, 30 November 2016, 22:07:48 »
How do I make this case angled? There is no feet inserts on the bottom of the case?
I like mechanical keyboards

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #392 on: Wed, 30 November 2016, 22:10:27 »
How do I make this case angled? There is no feet inserts on the bottom of the case?

Stick on rubber bumpers work

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #393 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 02:42:49 »
How do I make this case angled? There is no feet inserts on the bottom of the case?

Most common cone feet will work. You can glue them on, use double sided tape or drill holes for them.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #394 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 12:17:04 »
you can find some on keyclack right now for 8usd

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #395 on: Thu, 01 December 2016, 14:34:00 »
I finally got around to getting mine built. I realize now that the way I built it I don't have an alt key right now, so I will have to change that soon. Such an awesome kit!

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Where can I get those keys? I want to set up my second one like that.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #396 on: Tue, 03 January 2017, 22:49:27 »
On LEDs:

I have added an LED to the in-switch led slot for only the capslock key (which in my case is the function layer).

In EasyAVR, I set the LED called "underlight" to be on when Fn layer 1 is active and blink a few times when fun layer 2 is active.

I want this behavior out of the whole backlight rather than the status LED on the PCB. It doesn't look like EasyAVR can do it. I'm diving into QMK which is allegedly compatible with the JD 45 but it looks like it will require a bit more knowledge of general keyboard programming than I have this week.

If anyone has done it or can point me toward the files in QMK that drive the LEDs for status and backlighting, I should be able to use the differences to hack it together Friday.

Otherwise, check back in a month.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #397 on: Tue, 03 January 2017, 23:02:32 »
On LEDs:

I have added an LED to the in-switch led slot for only the capslock key (which in my case is the function layer).

In EasyAVR, I set the LED called "underlight" to be on when Fn layer 1 is active and blink a few times when fun layer 2 is active.

I want this behavior out of the whole backlight rather than the status LED on the PCB. It doesn't look like EasyAVR can do it. I'm diving into QMK which is allegedly compatible with the JD 45 but it looks like it will require a bit more knowledge of general keyboard programming than I have this week.

If anyone has done it or can point me toward the files in QMK that drive the LEDs for status and backlighting, I should be able to use the differences to hack it together Friday.

Otherwise, check back in a month.

I can help you out with this. Send me a PM.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #398 on: Wed, 04 January 2017, 10:27:51 »
Anyone have the default hex file handy?  The dropbox link is dead, and I don't have it here at work.

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Re: [GB] JD45 KEYBOARD PRE-ORDERS
« Reply #399 on: Wed, 04 January 2017, 10:34:38 »
Anyone have the default hex file handy?  The dropbox link is dead, and I don't have it here at work.

I do, buddy -- shoot me your email via PM and ill send it your way
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