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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #700 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 11:35:42 »
It turns out to about $100 for just the PCB for me thanks to shipping and taxes, so I can't join in on this one. Really bummed out 'cause this is pretty much the best layout I can design for myself. On the bright side, I do have an XD60 incoming, which I'll make a pretty similar and solid build with!

Hoping to see some cool improvements and a better price in R2! ;)
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #701 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 11:42:17 »
Anyone interested in a case, Sentraq has some in stock.  I'm assuming these will work evangs?

https://sentraq.com/collections/frontpage/products/60-acrylic-case

https://sentraq.com/collections/frontpage/products/60-aluminum-milled-case

Any standard 60% case should work. I've confirmed the Tex case as well as the Taobao hi profile case that was on MD recently as those are what I have.
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #702 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 12:53:55 »
Created a gb page, waiting for mod approval  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #703 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 14:10:24 »
It turns out to about $100 for just the PCB for me thanks to shipping and taxes, so I can't join in on this one. Really bummed out 'cause this is pretty much the best layout I can design for myself. On the bright side, I do have an XD60 incoming, which I'll make a pretty similar and solid build with!

Hoping to see some cool improvements and a better price in R2! ;)

Yup, it really is quite expensive and as much as I'd love to get a 60% keyboard with this layout I really don't know if I can justify paying that much. Is there any reason why this is so expensive? Am I missing something?

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #704 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 14:24:01 »
I *suspect* it may be because it's getting manufactured in the US. The minivan (also a enavgs project) cost increased significantly when production moved stateside, but quality also jumped. So, if my suspicion is correct, we should get a mighty fine product for out money.
        

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #706 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 14:38:16 »
It turns out to about $100 for just the PCB for me thanks to shipping and taxes, so I can't join in on this one. Really bummed out 'cause this is pretty much the best layout I can design for myself. On the bright side, I do have an XD60 incoming, which I'll make a pretty similar and solid build with!

Hoping to see some cool improvements and a better price in R2! ;)

Yup, it really is quite expensive and as much as I'd love to get a 60% keyboard with this layout I really don't know if I can justify paying that much. Is there any reason why this is so expensive? Am I missing something?

Everything is being manufactured in the US, as well as it being a collaboration. Making the price bump up slightly so we both can receive decent profit for our hard work. Hope this clarifies any confusion.

Edit: As well as fast lead times and genuine cherry stabs. Most people include rattley knock offs.
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #707 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 14:45:17 »
I'm in... also grabbing this case:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/60-frosted-acrylic-mechanical-keyboard-case

wish me luck!


That case is way too cool and cheap too.

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #708 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 14:46:01 »
Joined the group buy! Really excited, as this will be my first custom board  :) Couldn't pass this one as it is so versatile. ISO, arrow keys and split space in one 60%? Count me in :P

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #709 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 14:48:14 »
Joined the group buy! Really excited, as this will be my first custom board  :) Couldn't pass this one as it is so versatile. ISO, arrow keys and split space in one 60%? Count me in :P

Hehe I'm excited, so many people posting this will be their first custom. I feel honored, thanks for joining.

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« Reply #710 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 15:33:05 »
Hey just curious if that keycap set will be happening for this keyboard. I was very excited for that set.

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #711 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 15:45:27 »
Everything is being manufactured in the US, as well as it being a collaboration. Making the price bump up slightly so we both can receive decent profit for our hard work. Hope this clarifies any confusion.

Edit: As well as fast lead times and genuine cherry stabs. Most people include rattley knock offs.

Do you mind sharing the manufacturer info? I've been using DirtyPCBs and they're okay but I blow 1/2the total cost on shipping. Also, think global buy local and all that.

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #712 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 15:53:27 »
Hey just curious if that keycap set will be happening for this keyboard. I was very excited for that set.

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A little later, we'll host a separate gb for it :D. We still need to get samples from xda.

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« Reply #713 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 16:01:07 »
Hey just curious if that keycap set will be happening for this keyboard. I was very excited for that set.

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A little later, we'll host a separate gb for it :D. We still need to get samples from xda.
Okay sure thing. I'll use my blanks in the meantime

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #714 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 18:06:48 »
Hey just curious if that keycap set will be happening for this keyboard. I was very excited for that set.

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A little later, we'll host a separate gb for it :D. We still need to get samples from xda.

Wil you be running the pcb and plate again when the keycaps happen? Carbon, yuri, k type, etc have made find a little short right now.

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #715 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 23:30:42 »
I'm officially in, now I need to decide on switches :D



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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #716 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 00:43:49 »
Hey just curious if that keycap set will be happening for this keyboard. I was very excited for that set.

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A little later, we'll host a separate gb for it :D. We still need to get samples from xda.

We'll have extras available :D
Wil you be running the pcb and plate again when the keycaps happen? Carbon, yuri, k type, etc have made find a little short right now.

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #717 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 08:28:57 »
Are there any components on the top side of the PCB? I'd like to print a 5mm thick plate for this thing.
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #718 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 08:31:29 »
Are there any components on the top side of the PCB? I'd like to print a 5mm thick plate for this thing.

All components are on the underside.
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #719 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 08:36:38 »
Are there any components on the top side of the PCB? I'd like to print a 5mm thick plate for this thing.

All components are on the underside.

Awesome! Sounds like I'll be going for a barebones set then  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #720 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 08:44:41 »
I'm in... also grabbing this case:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/60-frosted-acrylic-mechanical-keyboard-case

wish me luck!

Just curious - does a case like this do anything if there isn't any lighting?  Other than being a case, that is.
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #721 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 09:30:19 »
I'm in... also grabbing this case:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/60-frosted-acrylic-mechanical-keyboard-case

wish me luck!

Just curious - does a case like this do anything if there isn't any lighting?  Other than being a case, that is.

No, just a cheap case.
        

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #722 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 10:07:44 »
I'm in... also grabbing this case:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/60-frosted-acrylic-mechanical-keyboard-case

wish me luck!

Just curious - does a case like this do anything if there isn't any lighting?  Other than being a case, that is.

No, just a cheap case.

Cool, thanks!  It is a good price... but think I'm going with the metal sentraq one in that case.
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #723 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 12:02:25 »
I'm in... also grabbing this case:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/60-frosted-acrylic-mechanical-keyboard-case

wish me luck!

Just curious - does a case like this do anything if there isn't any lighting?  Other than being a case, that is.

No, just a cheap case.

Cool, thanks!  It is a good price... but think I'm going with the metal sentraq one in that case.

Yeah, there's no underglow for this round. But you can always flip the leds on the underside for pseudo under glow ;)

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #724 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 12:51:21 »
Flipping the LEDs.. interesting idea. Could get away with just soldering 6-8 LEDs for underglow. I never utilize in switch LEDs.. too much additional soldering for no benefit to me.
        

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« Reply #725 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 13:27:52 »
IN!!

I'm really glad, this keyboard became reality. Now I just need some more zealios for my fealios  ;D
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #726 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 13:39:07 »
Flipping the LEDs.. interesting idea. Could get away with just soldering 6-8 LEDs for underglow. I never utilize in switch LEDs.. too much additional soldering for no benefit to me.

This ... is a cool idea.  I don't do in switch for the same reason.  But... hmm...
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #727 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 14:13:18 »
Flipping the LEDs.. interesting idea. Could get away with just soldering 6-8 LEDs for underglow. I never utilize in switch LEDs.. too much additional soldering for no benefit to me.

This ... is a cool idea.  I don't do in switch for the same reason.  But... hmm...

I'm going to try it this weekend
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #728 on: Fri, 02 June 2017, 20:39:55 »
IN!!

I'm really glad, this keyboard became reality. Now I just need some more zealios for my fealios  ;D

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« Reply #729 on: Sat, 03 June 2017, 09:51:46 »
Flipping the LEDs.. interesting idea. Could get away with just soldering 6-8 LEDs for underglow. I never utilize in switch LEDs.. too much additional soldering for no benefit to me.

This ... is a cool idea.  I don't do in switch for the same reason.  But... hmm...

I'm going to try it this weekend

Thanks!  Now I don't have to try to figure it out... just follow in your footsteps!
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #730 on: Sat, 03 June 2017, 11:57:56 »
I'm in, my first custom build!

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
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« Reply #732 on: Sat, 03 June 2017, 14:59:43 »
I'm in, my first custom build!

That's awesome to hear, thanks a ton :)

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #733 on: Sat, 03 June 2017, 15:00:28 »
Flipping the LEDs.. interesting idea. Could get away with just soldering 6-8 LEDs for underglow. I never utilize in switch LEDs.. too much additional soldering for no benefit to me.

This ... is a cool idea.  I don't do in switch for the same reason.  But... hmm...

I'm going to try it this weekend

Thanks!  Now I don't have to try to figure it out... just follow in your footsteps!

http://imgur.com/a/heZ8Q

ok, so it's super easy. install the underglow leds FIRST. I did this on an already assembled board and had to desolder some switches to put the leds in. put the leds in from the bottom obviously. trim the leds as close as you can get them. there is a tiny bit of room under the switch but not a lot so they need to be nearly flush otherwise they will make the switch angled. solder in the leds!
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« Reply #734 on: Sat, 03 June 2017, 15:19:37 »

I know it's probably not top priority of the desired features for those that don't play games, but do these community built projects generally include support for high polling rates and low latency input?  The Deskthority wiki page for Easy AVR lists 1000hz polling rate under features and also lists ATmega32U4 amongst the supported hardware.

I'll ask evan if this is just a standard feature of an atmega 32u4 then it's probably supported. But I'll double check

If I missed a reply earlier in the thread, my apologies, but is there confirmation either way on this?

Hey just curious if that keycap set will be happening for this keyboard. I was very excited for that set.

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A little later, we'll host a separate gb for it :D. We still need to get samples from xda.

When the GB for the keys is running, will it be for the keys alone or might there be a second chance to buy the PCB kit again? Thanks!

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Keyset Google Form and PCB Prototypes soon!
« Reply #735 on: Sat, 03 June 2017, 17:08:03 »

I know it's probably not top priority of the desired features for those that don't play games, but do these community built projects generally include support for high polling rates and low latency input?  The Deskthority wiki page for Easy AVR lists 1000hz polling rate under features and also lists ATmega32U4 amongst the supported hardware.

I'll ask evan if this is just a standard feature of an atmega 32u4 then it's probably supported. But I'll double check

If I missed a reply earlier in the thread, my apologies, but is there confirmation either way on this?

Hey just curious if that keycap set will be happening for this keyboard. I was very excited for that set.

Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk

A little later, we'll host a separate gb for it :D. We still need to get samples from xda.

When the GB for the keys is running, will it be for the keys alone or might there be a second chance to buy the PCB kit again? Thanks!

The polling interval can be changed in TMK.
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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Keyset Google Form and PCB Prototypes soon!
« Reply #736 on: Sat, 03 June 2017, 17:45:50 »
The polling interval can be changed in TMK.

Well that's excellent, and also terrible, because now I have to find some dough to buy one  :)

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Keyset Google Form and PCB Prototypes soon!
« Reply #737 on: Sat, 03 June 2017, 20:59:48 »
The polling interval can be changed in TMK.

Well that's excellent, and also terrible, because now I have to find some dough to buy one  :)

Always the issue with this hobby XD

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Re: [IC] The Banana Split 60 - Group Buy Launching June 1st!
« Reply #738 on: Sat, 03 June 2017, 21:52:18 »
Flipping the LEDs.. interesting idea. Could get away with just soldering 6-8 LEDs for underglow. I never utilize in switch LEDs.. too much additional soldering for no benefit to me.

This ... is a cool idea.  I don't do in switch for the same reason.  But... hmm...

I'm going to try it this weekend

Thanks!  Now I don't have to try to figure it out... just follow in your footsteps!

http://imgur.com/a/heZ8Q

ok, so it's super easy. install the underglow leds FIRST. I did this on an already assembled board and had to desolder some switches to put the leds in. put the leds in from the bottom obviously. trim the leds as close as you can get them. there is a tiny bit of room under the switch but not a lot so they need to be nearly flush otherwise they will make the switch angled. solder in the leds!

Thanks!  I got that cheap acrylic case off of MD, and I'll get this when I get paid, and then to wait for a really cool keyboard!
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