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Offline GL1TCH3D

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[GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Taking orders
« on: Tue, 10 January 2017, 13:57:21 »
https://goo.gl/forms/rrIuKUyXj3klRe5P2 <- Form link

Make sure to read all the information in the form header to avoid confusion.
 
Some notes about the Golbat:
The golbat keyboard is a 40% keyboard in either "standard" or "HHKB" format.
 
Feel free to visit the interest check thread https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84742.0
Also feel free to visit this link for an example of the HHKB style Golbat. http://imgur.com/a/vF6ca
 
Key differences from Round 1:
1) Upgraded PCB with RGB underlighting.
2) Carbon Fibre options.
3) Higher price (increased costs / fees that we missed last time).
4) Ability to purchase only the HHKB plate without having to buy the standard plate.
5) Ability for more layers in the firmware
 
New pricing (all in USD):
Base kit (with either HHKB or Normal plate): $99. Note, for R1 the HHKB kit was always additional on the base kit with normal plate, this is no longer the case. You can purchase EITHER the HHKB or Normal 40% top plate in the base kit.
Additional metal plate (HHKB or Normal): $20
Upgrade to black carbon fibre for the base kit: $25
Upgrade from black carbon fibre to other color (requires the upgrade to black carbon fibre): $5
Add another carbon fibre plate in any color or style: $30
Additional acrylic mid section (any color): $18 23 (UPDATED 10/1/2017! Didn't account for the cost of acrylic in the insurance / fees)
RGB Leds: FREE! (Will be presoldered)
NOTE: Last time shipping from China was billed separately but now it's included in the base kit price.

 
Some things to consider:
Last time a lot of people noted that the images for the acrylic did not accurately reflect the acrylic they received. The biggest issue was that the acrylic turned out much more opaque than expected. Consider ordering both a transparent acrylic (you have RGB LEDs stock on the PCB) as well as an acrylic in the color of your choice. Or just a transparent acrylic and rely on the underglow. Or something that in the images looks more transparent than you'd want.
We do not sell individual parts without the base kit. This was requested in the past and both GFW and I agreed that organising for lots of little parts would be too much.
The board is manufactured wholly in China (where it is also designed).
It will be shipped to me in Canada where I will ship it to the buyers.
In-switch LEDs are standard and not RGB.
This purchase does not include switches or in-switch LEDs (PCB lighting is included as well as diodes + resistors).
Last time GFW was kind enough to throw in a little toolkit and some spare parts (screws, diodes, etc.) however there is no foreseeable third round for the Golbat. That being said I will order spare parts and keep them on hand for emergencies. The spare parts will only be black aluminum, PCBs, transparent acrylic. There are simply too many options for acrylic and case plates to cover everything.
 
If you have any other questions feel free to leave them below and I'll try and answer them. I extended the length of time for the form to be open from feedback last time so I can get more questions answered and make sure nobody misses it :)

Other notes: I've been kind of out of the mechkeyboard game for a few months due to finding my "end game" and just being extremely busy with school and work. But I look forward to posting more pictures and such!
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Offline jgodinez302

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Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Taking orders
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:28:09 »
what is the expected lead time for production and shipping?

Offline GL1TCH3D

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Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Taking orders
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 21:42:41 »
what is the expected lead time for production and shipping?

Shipping ended up a bit later than expected last time. I'm going to say April-May since I'm a bit more organized from the experience of R1.

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Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Taking orders
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 14 January 2017, 02:51:34 »
On the form where it lists the colours for aluminium, black is there, but it's not available as an option or on the photos. I'm guessing this is an error. If I want black or red then carbon fibre is my only option?

Offline GL1TCH3D

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Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Taking orders
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 17 January 2017, 11:07:09 »
On the form where it lists the colours for aluminium, black is there, but it's not available as an option or on the photos. I'm guessing this is an error. If I want black or red then carbon fibre is my only option?

Black aluminum is available. As well as black carbon fiber

Offline johntron25

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Re: [GB] Golbat Round 2 (Final Round) - Taking orders
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 17 January 2017, 12:42:23 »
Do you think you will be able to ship these out before April? My lease ends on that month and I have to move out is why i'm asking. Cheers.