Author Topic: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON  (Read 7676 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline GL1TCH3D

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1106
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Audiophile, tea lover and now keyboard hugger!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Order Submitted
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 04 May 2017, 10:11:10 »
Important update. The shipment of the boards will be delayed on my part. The change in exchange rate will cause the import taxes into canada to be much higher than planned for so I will have the parcel shipped to a family member's place in the USA where I will be visiting in July and will complete the shipping at that time. This is to avoid having 3rd parties involved or extra costs. It will however change the cost of shipping but should generally be the same for North America.

Offline William_S_Jones

  • Posts: 234
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Best Prime Ever!!!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Order Submitted
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 04 May 2017, 20:01:31 »
Important update. The shipment of the boards will be delayed on my part. The change in exchange rate will cause the import taxes into canada to be much higher than planned for so I will have the parcel shipped to a family member's place in the USA where I will be visiting in July and will complete the shipping at that time. This is to avoid having 3rd parties involved or extra costs. It will however change the cost of shipping but should generally be the same for North America.

Thanks for the heads up, I'm glad to hear this same as I know everone is! Come July, I'll be ready!

Offline Greatfirewall

  • Posts: 48
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Order Submitted
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 10 May 2017, 00:59:22 »
DHL number :9903375440
Waiting for final payment.


Offline brizzzle

  • Posts: 33
  • Location: PNW
  • ipee9932cd
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Order Submitted
« Reply #53 on: Thu, 01 June 2017, 21:21:39 »
thanks for the update!

Offline GL1TCH3D

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1106
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Audiophile, tea lover and now keyboard hugger!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Order Submitted
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 06 June 2017, 14:59:30 »
I will be shipping out the keyboards the week of the 14th of July. My flight down is booked so I'll take a day from my vacation time to do this  :'(

I'll be sending out the invoices for shipping costs in the coming weeks so that I can get the funds out in cash for when I go down (to pay the shipping) since I have a feeling PP will very annoying with regards to my ship from address being US if I try and pay from my PP account (I'll test it this week).

Please make sure to pay before the 14th because I don't want to carry more than 4 keyboards back (1 prototype for his new project + 3 complete boards for spare parts).

Thanks!

GL1TCH3D


Offline William_S_Jones

  • Posts: 234
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Best Prime Ever!!!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Order Submitted
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 07 June 2017, 07:55:55 »
I will be shipping out the keyboards the week of the 14th of July. My flight down is booked so I'll take a day from my vacation time to do this  :'(

I'll be sending out the invoices for shipping costs in the coming weeks so that I can get the funds out in cash for when I go down (to pay the shipping) since I have a feeling PP will very annoying with regards to my ship from address being US if I try and pay from my PP account (I'll test it this week).

Please make sure to pay before the 14th because I don't want to carry more than 4 keyboards back (1 prototype for his new project + 3 complete boards for spare parts).

Thanks!

GL1TCH3D
Got you, will be ready for my invoice

Sent from my KFGIWI using Tapatalk


Offline jgodinez302

  • Posts: 61
  • Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Order Submitted
« Reply #56 on: Sat, 10 June 2017, 00:39:06 »
Important update. The shipment of the boards will be delayed on my part. The change in exchange rate will cause the import taxes into canada to be much higher than planned for so I will have the parcel shipped to a family member's place in the USA where I will be visiting in July and will complete the shipping at that time. This is to avoid having 3rd parties involved or extra costs. It will however change the cost of shipping but should generally be the same for North America.

Does this mean US residents will get a cheaper shipping rate than initially anticipated?  ;D

Offline GL1TCH3D

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1106
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Audiophile, tea lover and now keyboard hugger!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Order Submitted
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 10 June 2017, 14:40:22 »
Important update. The shipment of the boards will be delayed on my part. The change in exchange rate will cause the import taxes into canada to be much higher than planned for so I will have the parcel shipped to a family member's place in the USA where I will be visiting in July and will complete the shipping at that time. This is to avoid having 3rd parties involved or extra costs. It will however change the cost of shipping but should generally be the same for North America.

Does this mean US residents will get a cheaper shipping rate than initially anticipated?  ;D

It's possible but I haven't checked the prices yet. Canadian and US prices were always very similar.

Offline GL1TCH3D

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1106
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Audiophile, tea lover and now keyboard hugger!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Order Submitted
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 08 July 2017, 12:37:21 »
UPDATED THE MAIN POST TO CLARIFY INVOICES

Offline Grimspoon

  • Posts: 43
  • Location: Windsor, ON
    • Reddit
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 08 July 2017, 15:11:18 »
I almost shat myself when I saw the invoice. Then I re-read the note attached to it.
Ducky Shine 3, Plank, JD40, JD45

Offline odd

  • Posts: 114
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 08 July 2017, 18:04:52 »
Paid. I cannot believe it's finally going to ship  :p

Offline GL1TCH3D

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1106
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Audiophile, tea lover and now keyboard hugger!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #61 on: Sat, 15 July 2017, 14:15:12 »
So this took a lot longer than I expected. Unfortunately GFW did not separate the orders for me like he did last time so I had to sort them manually. While opening the box I got a cut that required stitches...

2 people had acrylic in bad condition. Basically one person is not getting the frosted acrylic like they requested. This person ordered other colors so I will contact them about that. Likewise the person that ordered pink... Well they got 2 different colors of pink for some reason.

I only have 1 spare PCB not 3 like I ordered so be very careful with your PCBs when you get them since I may not be able to send a replacement.

Shipping will take longer since I don't have boxes like I expected to have. I will have to get boxes from the post office. I will probably extra pack the USA orders in bubble wrap and use prepaid bubble mailers. I'll update more as I figure out the shipping situation

Offline GL1TCH3D

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1106
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Audiophile, tea lover and now keyboard hugger!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #62 on: Fri, 21 July 2017, 16:16:01 »
Shipped all USA orders. Post office was hastling me about customs forms and I don't have a printer.

There are only a few Europe and Canadian orders so I will bring those back with me and ship them from Canada (no I wasn't ignoring your shipping quote requests).

Offline ns90

  • Posts: 81
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 21 July 2017, 18:33:44 »
Shipped all USA orders. Post office was hastling me about customs forms and I don't have a printer.

There are only a few Europe and Canadian orders so I will bring those back with me and ship them from Canada (no I wasn't ignoring your shipping quote requests).

Would we have seen tracking in Paypal if our order was shipped?

Offline GL1TCH3D

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1106
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Audiophile, tea lover and now keyboard hugger!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #64 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 14:53:22 »
Shipped all USA orders. Post office was hastling me about customs forms and I don't have a printer.

There are only a few Europe and Canadian orders so I will bring those back with me and ship them from Canada (no I wasn't ignoring your shipping quote requests).

Would we have seen tracking in Paypal if our order was shipped?

I wrote down all the shipping info before leaving on vacation. I suspect all the USA orders will be delivered before I get home. If you want to pm me with your zip code and invoice # I can get it from the receipt otherwise I will not be adding each one individually.

Online yeahsure

  • Posts: 12
  • -lurks-
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #65 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 15:11:08 »
Woah. Mine's already here. Does this one know Fly? :))

Offline GL1TCH3D

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1106
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Audiophile, tea lover and now keyboard hugger!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #66 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 16:00:40 »
Woah. Mine's already here. Does this one know Fly? :))

Build and share :)

Online yeahsure

  • Posts: 12
  • -lurks-
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 16:58:24 »
Will do!

Offline ns90

  • Posts: 81
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #68 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 18:51:01 »
Shipped all USA orders. Post office was hastling me about customs forms and I don't have a printer.

There are only a few Europe and Canadian orders so I will bring those back with me and ship them from Canada (no I wasn't ignoring your shipping quote requests).

Would we have seen tracking in Paypal if our order was shipped?

I wrote down all the shipping info before leaving on vacation. I suspect all the USA orders will be delivered before I get home. If you want to pm me with your zip code and invoice # I can get it from the receipt otherwise I will not be adding each one individually.

Ahh that makes sense. I just wanted to make sure mine actually shipped. Thanks!

Offline sudsuu

  • Posts: 3
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #69 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 20:23:05 »
Just wanted to share that I got mine today! Excellent quality and packaging, can't wait to put it all together :p

Online exitfire401

  • * Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2914
  • Location: United States
  • The Force is Re/\l
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #70 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 21:39:43 »
Received mine today as well. Looks even better than r1.

Thanks!
Boards: Kingsaver Complicated Blue Alps |Sprit 60% Transparent MX Clears in Gateron housings with 62g gold Sprit springs lubed and RGB color shifting LEDs | Ducky Shine Zone MX Black with Blue LEDs | Realforce 10AE Variable Silenced

B/S/T thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=55351.0

Past projects: KBT Race 2 L.E.
Past Boards: Ducky Shine 2 | KBT Pure | LZ Aluminum Skin| HHKB | Realforce 23u |

Offline saucybulgogi

  • Posts: 2
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #71 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 21:43:35 »
Got mine today as well! I was a little worried about getting blue plates but in person it looks great!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Online yeahsure

  • Posts: 12
  • -lurks-
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #72 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 09:09:21 »
The board has been built and it feels super solid with Kailh's new box white switches. :thumb: In my layout all the keys with a blue front legend are dual role. Tap for the black text legend and hold for the blue text legend.

Though I cannot seem to get a response from the right shift/period key. There was one instance where it spat out periods shortly after spamming it during testing like if it was
lagging behind and catching up but that was it. I flashed it first as a dual role key then just as a regular period key thinking that maybe I'm doing something wrong in the fn keys section in the map generator. No good. Then I swapped the switch out with another one thinking that it was a faulty one. Still not working. Other than that one spot on the board every other key works fine.

Another issue is that the SMDs lit up when I plugged the board in before building but after installing everything, I can't get them to work anymore.

Offline GL1TCH3D

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1106
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Audiophile, tea lover and now keyboard hugger!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #73 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 10:43:21 »
The board has been built and it feels super solid with Kailh's new box white switches. :thumb: In my layout all the keys with a blue front legend are dual role. Tap for the black text legend and hold for the blue text legend.

Though I cannot seem to get a response from the right shift/period key. There was one instance where it spat out periods shortly after spamming it during testing like if it was
lagging behind and catching up but that was it. I flashed it first as a dual role key then just as a regular period key thinking that maybe I'm doing something wrong in the fn keys section in the map generator. No good. Then I swapped the switch out with another one thinking that it was a faulty one. Still not working. Other than that one spot on the board every other key works fine.

Another issue is that the SMDs lit up when I plugged the board in before building but after installing everything, I can't get them to work anymore.
Can you upload your firmware? Maybe someone else can test it to see if it's a firmware or board issue. Like I mentioned I have no spare pcbs at the moment since I got shorted a few...

Online yeahsure

  • Posts: 12
  • -lurks-
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 12:06:01 »
The board has been built and it feels super solid with Kailh's new box white switches. :thumb: In my layout all the keys with a blue front legend are dual role. Tap for the black text legend and hold for the blue text legend.

Though I cannot seem to get a response from the right shift/period key. There was one instance where it spat out periods shortly after spamming it during testing like if it was
lagging behind and catching up but that was it. I flashed it first as a dual role key then just as a regular period key thinking that maybe I'm doing something wrong in the fn keys section in the map generator. No good. Then I swapped the switch out with another one thinking that it was a faulty one. Still not working. Other than that one spot on the board every other key works fine.

Another issue is that the SMDs lit up when I plugged the board in before building but after installing everything, I can't get them to work anymore.
Can you upload your firmware? Maybe someone else can test it to see if it's a firmware or board issue. Like I mentioned I have no spare pcbs at the moment since I got shorted a few...
Alright here's my eep file.

Online yeahsure

  • Posts: 12
  • -lurks-
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 20:53:00 »
Think I've found the problem. I may have damaged the pad when soldering the first time. The key was responding when I took some tweezers and bridged the left pin to the diode so I guess I'll just need to get some wire and make a jumper. The SMDs though I'm not sure what to do about those but I can live without 'em.

Offline William_S_Jones

  • Posts: 234
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Best Prime Ever!!!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 24 July 2017, 17:01:27 »
Just got my rd 1 & 2 golbats. I'm happy as hell! Haven't opened the box yet.

Online HappyCatFish

  • Posts: 73
  • Location: California
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #77 on: Mon, 24 July 2017, 20:27:32 »


I received my PCB today and upon plugging it in noticed that one of the RGB LEDs does not turn on. I'm not sure if I need to do anything/change the RGB mode but this is what the PCB looked like when I plugged it in for the first time w/o flashing any firmware.

Sidenote, is there anything I need to do differently with this PCB vs the R1 PCB? I don't know anything about the changes or if there are any additional needs due to the new RGB LEDs.

Online HappyCatFish

  • Posts: 73
  • Location: California
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 25 July 2017, 03:07:45 »
Update one PCB situation, after sitting down with it at home with a cable and a spare switch to test I have had a few other issues with the board. First of all it seems that I am unable to flash the original custom firmware I made for my R1 board to the new PCB. Not sure if this is normal or again there is a greater issue with the PCB. Also after testing a few of the switch positions it seems that the alphas and some kind of 'default' firmware is on the board, but some of the inputs, namely the spacebar positions do not register the spacebar and instead cause the LEDs to strobe like crazy as if the board is being overloaded. Also the one LED has never turned on at all and the one to the left of it is always a different color from the rest.

Online yeahsure

  • Posts: 12
  • -lurks-
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #79 on: Tue, 25 July 2017, 05:31:47 »
Alright! Found the real cause of my switch issue. One side of the diode wasn't soldered. The whole board types perfectly now. :thumb:

Update one PCB situation, after sitting down with it at home with a cable and a spare switch to test I have had a few other issues with the board. First of all it seems that I am unable to flash the original custom firmware I made for my R1 board to the new PCB. Not sure if this is normal or again there is a greater issue with the PCB. Also after testing a few of the switch positions it seems that the alphas and some kind of 'default' firmware is on the board, but some of the inputs, namely the spacebar positions do not register the spacebar and instead cause the LEDs to strobe like crazy as if the board is being overloaded. Also the one LED has never turned on at all and the one to the left of it is always a different color from the rest.

Make a file with the V2 preset on the keymap generator site. For curiosity I flashed mine with a V1 file and inputs were mismatched so that might be your problem.

Offline GL1TCH3D

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 1106
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Audiophile, tea lover and now keyboard hugger!
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #80 on: Tue, 25 July 2017, 19:56:54 »
I'm pretty sure V1 and V2 firmwares are different. I know a user posted that the website was generating firmwares that were not working with their v1 golbat (this was after the golbat v2 was announced already). I will go fetch the instructions for flashing. Each kit should also have come with 2 spare LEDs.

I randomly checked 3 boards that I brought back (about half?) and all 3 had full functioning LEDs. As far as reprogramming them goes I haven't gotten around to that yet. I will be building my board eventually but I'm pretty much working 7 days a week for 3 weeks and don't have switches on hand.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86635.0

Here's a thread that was made for R1 firmware flashing. As far as I'm aware the process remains the same. I will double check with GFW about changes in how to flash in case that's potentially causing some of the problems cropping up. If something really isn't working with your board or it comes damaged let me know.
« Last Edit: Tue, 25 July 2017, 20:02:34 by GL1TCH3D »

Online HappyCatFish

  • Posts: 73
  • Location: California
Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - SHIPPING SOON
« Reply #81 on: Tue, 25 July 2017, 20:26:08 »
I pm'd you about my PCB. Question for the thread, what did the RGB LEDs look like when you first plugged in the PCB? The photo I posted earlier is exactly what I saw upon plugging it in for the first time which seems odd.