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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #100 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 10:50:18 »
Great work on getting this started quickly!  Thanks for your efforts!

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« Reply #101 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 10:55:21 »
Great work on getting this started quickly!  Thanks for your efforts!
Thank you! This wouldn't be possible without all of you who have believed in this project, so thank you to everyone who has joined and helped make this a reality!

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #102 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 11:49:30 »
Is it to late to change the plate color?

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #103 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 11:51:07 »
Is it to late to change the plate color?
No,  send the order change to thevankeyboards@gmail.com and I'll get it updated for you

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #104 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 12:56:02 »
follow me on twitter @TheVanKeyboards

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #105 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 15:47:17 »
keycaps have been ordered and paid for


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #106 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 19:35:57 »
All group buy participants, I will be shipping to the address on file with PayPal. If you need your order shipped to another address, please send an email to thevankeyboards@gmail.com with your new address and your PayPal email.

Thanks!

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #107 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 19:48:10 »
All group buy participants, I will be shipping to the address on file with PayPal. If you need your order shipped to another address, please send an email to thevankeyboards@gmail.com with your new address and your PayPal email.

Thanks!


You're doing an amazing job with this GB so far!

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #108 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 20:21:16 »
All group buy participants, I will be shipping to the address on file with PayPal. If you need your order shipped to another address, please send an email to thevankeyboards@gmail.com with your new address and your PayPal email.

Thanks!


You're doing an amazing job with this GB so far!
Thank you!

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #109 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 22:14:26 »
Invoice paid! :cool: Thanks again for your efforts in organizing this!

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« Reply #110 on: Wed, 04 May 2016, 22:56:26 »
Invoice paid! :cool: Thanks again for your efforts in organizing this!
Thanks for your support and you are welcome!

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #111 on: Thu, 05 May 2016, 00:51:04 »
hardware and stabilizers sorted and packed!


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (invoicing) orders closed
« Reply #112 on: Thu, 05 May 2016, 01:19:06 »
PCBs have been ordered.



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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #113 on: Thu, 05 May 2016, 01:34:01 »
I-it's all moving so fast!

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« Reply #114 on: Thu, 05 May 2016, 01:41:11 »
I-it's all moving so fast!
That's what you get from a pre-tested production chain! We are on track for shipping in early June, the only thing I'm waiting to hear back on is updated lead time for the keycaps. SP quoted me 4-6 weeks so hopefully that hasn't changed.

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #115 on: Thu, 05 May 2016, 14:15:29 »
Got lead time confirmation on keycaps, looks like its going to be the full six weeks.  The keycaps have the longest lead time, so you can expect me to start shipping shortly after I receive them.


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #116 on: Thu, 05 May 2016, 15:15:26 »
This Van must be a GMC Vandura.  At least, as much as this plan is coming together.  :))

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« Reply #117 on: Thu, 05 May 2016, 15:17:41 »
This Van must be a GMC Vandura.  At least, as much as this plan is coming together.  :))

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I love it when a plan come together!  There were actually some orders with black and red for the colors. So not far off!

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #118 on: Fri, 06 May 2016, 12:03:11 »
Paid! Thank you evangs! Super excited!!! ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #119 on: Fri, 06 May 2016, 12:04:10 »
Paid! Thank you evangs! Super excited!!! ;D ;D ;D
Yay! Thank you

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #120 on: Tue, 10 May 2016, 13:04:59 »
Not much to report.  Production is underway and now we wait.  Only one person I'm still waiting to hear from about payment.  Things are looking good so far.  Thanks again to everyone who has participated.  Without all of you, this project would not be possible.

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #121 on: Fri, 20 May 2016, 14:52:44 »
Just got email notification that the PCBs have shipped!  The following photos were taken by CircuitHub




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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #122 on: Fri, 20 May 2016, 14:57:59 »
Great!  Thanks for the update!

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #123 on: Fri, 20 May 2016, 14:58:53 »
Great!  Thanks for the update!
:D you're welcome!

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #124 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 14:25:37 »
I reached out to Signature Plastics and East Valley Precision for status updates this morning.  The KeyCaps on still on schedule and should be shipped mid June.  The cases and plates are finished and I just picked them up!



Anodizing will be complete this week and I should start shipping the capless orders by the end of the week!

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #125 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 15:11:02 »
I reached out to Signature Plastics and East Valley Precision for status updates this morning.  The KeyCaps on still on schedule and should be shipped mid June.  The cases and plates are finished and I just picked them up!

Anodizing will be complete this week and I should start shipping the capless orders by the end of the week!

So excited!


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #126 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 15:12:12 »
I reached out to Signature Plastics and East Valley Precision for status updates this morning.  The KeyCaps on still on schedule and should be shipped mid June.  The cases and plates are finished and I just picked them up!

Anodizing will be complete this week and I should start shipping the capless orders by the end of the week!

So excited!
PCBs arrive Friday and then I can start shipping some of he orders out!


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #127 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 15:14:10 »
Hey, something I've been curious about. In the keycap example pic, why does the bottom left shift have alt caps that are 1u wide?

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #128 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 15:15:36 »
So that you can use single unit caps instead of 1.5 on the bottom row leaving a gap on each side.  It helps when learning the key position


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #129 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 15:18:54 »
Hey, something I've been curious about. In the keycap example pic, why does the bottom left shift have alt caps that are 1u wide?

the final set changed a bit as well, see below for what was ordered.


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #130 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 20:07:55 »
Will there be extra kit available after fulfilling the initial GB?

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #131 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 20:11:29 »
Can I order Midnight Drive from you?
I like mechanical keyboards

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #132 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 20:13:01 »
Will there be extra kit available after fulfilling the initial GB?
Yes, they will be available via web store!


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #133 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 20:13:56 »
Can I order Midnight Drive from you?
Yes, I will have extra sets available


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #134 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 20:14:56 »
Will there be extra kit available after fulfilling the initial GB?
Yes, they will be available via web store!


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Awesome!  I'll be looking for it then.

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #135 on: Mon, 23 May 2016, 20:16:56 »
Will there be extra kit available after fulfilling the initial GB?
Yes, they will be available via web store!


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Awesome!  I'll be looking for it then.
Awesome!!  Follow @thevankeyboards on Twitter to hear about extra kits, my web store, and future projects first!


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #136 on: Tue, 24 May 2016, 01:24:32 »
All the cases are cleaned and prepped for anodizing tomorrow!  My wife was a huge help as she washed every single case while I dried and sorted.


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #137 on: Wed, 25 May 2016, 10:06:05 »
cool stuff here. i want to see an A-Team themed one. because reasons.

40% boards dont quite have enough keys for me but i'm taking lots of queues from them in my likes and dislikes of split space bars etc.

keep up the excellent work  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #138 on: Wed, 25 May 2016, 10:09:42 »
cool stuff here. i want to see an A-Team themed one. because reasons.

40% boards dont quite have enough keys for me but i'm taking lots of queues from them in my likes and dislikes of split space bars etc.

keep up the excellent work  :thumb:
Thanks!  I will have to make an a-team board out of some of he leftovers.  I've got some ideas for 60% boards with more useful bottom rows. 


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #139 on: Wed, 25 May 2016, 10:11:02 »
cool stuff here. i want to see an A-Team themed one. because reasons.

40% boards dont quite have enough keys for me but i'm taking lots of queues from them in my likes and dislikes of split space bars etc.

keep up the excellent work  :thumb:
Thanks!  I will have to make an a-team board out of some of he leftovers.  I've got some ideas for 60% boards with more useful bottom rows. 


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #140 on: Wed, 25 May 2016, 10:12:01 »
cool stuff here. i want to see an A-Team themed one. because reasons.

40% boards dont quite have enough keys for me but i'm taking lots of queues from them in my likes and dislikes of split space bars etc.

keep up the excellent work  :thumb:
Thanks!  I will have to make an a-team board out of some of he leftovers.  I've got some ideas for 60% boards with more useful bottom rows. 


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #141 on: Wed, 25 May 2016, 10:12:42 »
cool stuff here. i want to see an A-Team themed one. because reasons.

40% boards dont quite have enough keys for me but i'm taking lots of queues from them in my likes and dislikes of split space bars etc.

keep up the excellent work  :thumb:
Thanks!  I will have to make an a-team board out of some of he leftovers.  I've got some ideas for 60% boards with more useful bottom rows. 


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Right on!  I foresee a collaboration in the future


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #142 on: Wed, 25 May 2016, 10:22:43 »
cool stuff here. i want to see an A-Team themed one. because reasons.

40% boards dont quite have enough keys for me but i'm taking lots of queues from them in my likes and dislikes of split space bars etc.

keep up the excellent work  :thumb:
Thanks!  I will have to make an a-team board out of some of he leftovers.  I've got some ideas for 60% boards with more useful bottom rows. 


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Right on!  I foresee a collaboration in the future


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It hasn't come in yet, but I'll keep an eye out for it!


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« Reply #143 on: Thu, 26 May 2016, 12:02:26 »

Thanks!  I will have to make an a-team board out of some of he leftovers.  I've got some ideas for 60% boards with more useful bottom rows. 


Will you have any extra PCB's?

Made this to try out the layout. G20 keycaps on a G20 van.

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #144 on: Thu, 26 May 2016, 12:04:23 »
I like it!  Yes there are extra PCBs.  I'll send out an invoice!


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« Reply #145 on: Thu, 26 May 2016, 13:32:20 »
I like it!  Yes there are extra PCBs.  I'll send out an invoice!

Thanks! Do you have the pinout and key matrix posted somewhere?

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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #146 on: Thu, 26 May 2016, 13:34:18 »

Thanks!  I will have to make an a-team board out of some of he leftovers.  I've got some ideas for 60% boards with more useful bottom rows. 


Will you have any extra PCB's?

Made this to try out the layout. G20 keycaps on a G20 van.
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i can feel you channeling BA in that color scheme. i like it  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #147 on: Thu, 26 May 2016, 13:57:08 »
I like it!  Yes there are extra PCBs.  I'll send out an invoice!

Thanks! Do you have the pinout and key matrix posted somewhere?
I'll get it posted by tonight!


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Re: [GB] TheVan 44 Keyboard Kit (All Parts Ordered)
« Reply #148 on: Thu, 26 May 2016, 14:53:21 »
I like it!  Yes there are extra PCBs.  I'll send out an invoice!

Thanks! Do you have the pinout and key matrix posted somewhere?

https://github.com/evangs/tmk_keyboard/tree/master/keyboard/tv44
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« Reply #149 on: Thu, 26 May 2016, 15:06:37 »
I like it!  Yes there are extra PCBs.  I'll send out an invoice!

Thanks! Do you have the pinout and key matrix posted somewhere?

https://github.com/evangs/tmk_keyboard/tree/master/keyboard/tv44
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