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Offline margo baggins

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Margo's Mods - Back Open
« on: Mon, 15 August 2016, 08:33:47 »
Hello everyone,

I'm back open for taking stuff if any of you UK or euro people need services.

$37.50 an hour, or £30 an hour. Let me know what you need and I'll let you know how many hours it will be.

Reflows, SMT, building keyboards, building point to point keyboards.

I won't take on any metal work\plate work or anything like that.

If pro audio is your cup of tea, I can build you a nice DAC or Headphone amp - PM me for more details. Working on a Poweramp at the moment but I haven't finished the prototype.

As ever - you can find me with [CTRL]ALT, on my imgur here http://margobaggins.imgur.com/ or on my website here www.mattartley.com

Currently the waiting list is very short,

- RS68 repair - posted back
- TX1800 for Bunny - 50% complete
- GON 60 for Bunny - 0% complete
- Nothing
« Last Edit: Thu, 01 September 2016, 10:10:15 by margo baggins »
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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 01 September 2016, 10:28:51 »
Just fixed an RS68 for a forum user, it was completely dead. Was missing some SMT parts.

to fix:

- desoldered switches
- Changed USB port as was broken
- soldered on missing SMT caps (0402 size)
- board still didn't do anything - probed it with my meter and it was full of electricity in all the places it should have been
- Hooked up my serial interface to the isp port on the board to test the controller, which was fine - took a backup of the firmware which was GIBBERISH! corrupted firmware :)
- Soldered a couple of switches and LEDs to see if i could get into the bootloader
- Booted the board into the bootloader
- Flashed new firmware
- Flashed key map
- moved some of the SMT LED to replace some that had been broken (moved the 2 under the RS68 logo to the side positions where some were missing - you don't need 4 LED around the logo :) )
- added 2u stabs, fixed space bar stab
- Soldered it back up
- Tested

FIXED




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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 01 September 2016, 10:50:22 »
Glad to see you back at it margo!

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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 01 September 2016, 11:09:09 »
Glad to see you back at it margo!

Thanks Spam :) Still number 1, still humble :D hahaha
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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 01 September 2016, 14:49:38 »
Owner of that RS68 and now a very happy bunny now that it's in working order again. First time sending something to Margo and am more than satisfied with the constant updates I was given at every step and it was back in my hands the very next day, as good as new, after I was told it was fixed and working. Nothing to fault, impeccable throughout.

Thanks again Margo   :thumb:

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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 01 September 2016, 15:06:54 »
Margo is the best, people. Glad to see you back in service!
I'm back.

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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 01 September 2016, 17:17:45 »
Glad to see you back on here Mr. Baggins. :)
Still enjoying the Orion that you built for me.

Guess you might be seeing that Weaven soon enough. ;)
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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 02 September 2016, 01:29:36 »
Glad to see you back on here Mr. Baggins. :)
Still enjoying the Orion that you built for me.

Guess you might be seeing that Weaven soon enough. ;)

bah I can't wait! I really want to see one of those cases and get jealous that I missed them :D

Margo is the best, people. Glad to see you back in service!

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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 02 September 2016, 05:23:04 »
Welcome back, margo :)
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Ị̸͚̯̲́ͤ̃͑̇̑ͯ̊̂͟ͅs̞͚̩͉̝̪̲͗͊ͪ̽̚̚ ̭̦͖͕̑́͌ͬͩ͟t̷̻͔̙̑͟h̹̠̼͋ͤ͋i̤̜̣̦̱̫͈͔̞ͭ͑ͥ̌̔s̬͔͎̍̈ͥͫ̐̾ͣ̔̇͘ͅ ̩̘̼͆̐̕e̞̰͓̲̺̎͐̏ͬ̓̅̾͠͝ͅv̶̰͕̱̞̥̍ͣ̄̕e͕͙͖̬̜͓͎̤̊ͭ͐͝ṇ̰͎̱̤̟̭ͫ͌̌͢͠ͅ ̳̥̦ͮ̐ͤ̎̊ͣ͡͡n̤̜̙̺̪̒͜e̶̻̦̿ͮ̂̀c̝̘̝͖̠̖͐ͨͪ̈̐͌ͩ̀e̷̥͇̋ͦs̢̡̤ͤͤͯ͜s͈̠̉̑͘a̱͕̗͖̳̥̺ͬͦͧ͆̌̑͡r̶̟̖̈͘ỷ̮̦̩͙͔ͫ̾ͬ̔ͬͮ̌?̵̘͇͔͙ͥͪ͞ͅ

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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 02 September 2016, 09:41:00 »
Welcome back, margo :)

Thanks down-under-bro :) I hope it's nice and all still yellow there :)
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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 03 September 2016, 06:08:41 »
Welcome back, margo :)

Thanks down-under-bro :) I hope it's nice and all still yellow there :)

There are some elements of yellow, yes :D

And, for the record, two elements of (translucent) red and one of GiD blue on this particular HHKB.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Margo's Mods - Back Open
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 05:57:35 »
Wooooo! I will be in need of your services soon dude, my Leeku 1800 needs some treatment :(
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