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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #250 on: Mon, 06 February 2017, 23:40:22 »
Do we have a payment deadline yet?

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #251 on: Mon, 06 February 2017, 23:47:21 »
Do we have a payment deadline yet?

From the OP:

"1)      Ordering + verifying ordering: around 2 weeks
 2)      Payment: two weeks for price of the board, shipping will be billed separately."

So 2 weeks from February 12, or ~February 26.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #252 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 07:31:36 »
I wonder how many people have already made the order?

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #253 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 09:42:04 »
im sure interstellar black is just a deep black alu color but.. does anyone have some images of what it looks like as the case? possibly next to other colors offered in this GB?

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #254 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 09:46:21 »
im sure interstellar black is just a deep black alu color but.. does anyone have some images of what it looks like as the case? possibly next to other colors offered in this GB?

I'm pretty sure it's gonna be the same as the plate with the blue case in the sample pictures
keyboards are lame

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #255 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 11:08:03 »
im sure interstellar black is just a deep black alu color but.. does anyone have some images of what it looks like as the case? possibly next to other colors offered in this GB?

I'm not 100% sure if it will be the same finish, but a black color prototype was posted in the IC thread: http://imgur.com/a/PWJdb

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #256 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 11:27:10 »
im sure interstellar black is just a deep black alu color but.. does anyone have some images of what it looks like as the case? possibly next to other colors offered in this GB?

I'm not 100% sure if it will be the same finish, but a black color prototype was posted in the IC thread: http://imgur.com/a/PWJdb

Oooh okay sweet, thanks! Is that a brass weight on the black case?

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #257 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 11:30:51 »
im sure interstellar black is just a deep black alu color but.. does anyone have some images of what it looks like as the case? possibly next to other colors offered in this GB?

I'm not 100% sure if it will be the same finish, but a black color prototype was posted in the IC thread: http://imgur.com/a/PWJdb

Oooh okay sweet, thanks! Is that a brass weight on the black case?

I believe these were taken by the factory, and I'm not sure what weight that is.  But I linked photos of the brass weight yesterday:

Posting more MIRA prototype photos for ninja, who's having computer troubles:
http://imgur.com/a/P6DiG


Please note the sand-blasted texture of that prototype brass weight.  It was hand-polished as a test.  Personally I'm a fan of the sand-blasted texture.
Color accuracy is also not 100%.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #258 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 12:25:33 »
I am, generally speaking, a 65% or under type of guy.  However, this is damn tempting....

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #259 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 12:55:38 »
i like that sandblasted weight also. any other type of finish work is probably too expensive and beyond the scope of this project. that being said, i would like to polish the bottom-facing surfaces of the binary stars myself. i think that would look dope

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #260 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 14:38:31 »
I'm confused on the silver color. Is it a solid anod or is a raw brushed look?

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #261 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 14:42:29 »
It's fully anodized, just without any dye, so the result is silver anodized surface.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #262 on: Tue, 07 February 2017, 14:43:59 »
Looking for a limited edition spot. If somebody wants to sell theirs, please feel free to PM me! :)


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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #263 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 02:43:14 »
Also interested in a limited edition spot! Thanks!

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #264 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 10:14:07 »
With so many people looking for a LE spot, it may not be worth trying but I'd be down to get a spot too!

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #265 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 11:19:23 »
Finally filled out my form. Went with the Lunar Grey, had no idea plate I wanted most with it. So now i will have a lunar grey plate and a interstellar black plate :)

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #266 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 13:50:47 »
Just a quick question, I accidentally found this youtube video:
, and the prototype shown here is in bright red casing. Maybe this was already mentioned in the IC thread but will there be a red version available in future?

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #267 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 17:07:27 »
Just a quick question, I accidentally found this youtube video:
, and the prototype shown here is in bright red casing. Maybe this was already mentioned in the IC thread but will there be a red version available in future?

From what I've seen this will be the only round of MIRA to be run

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #268 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 17:51:42 »
Just a quick question, I accidentally found this youtube video, and the prototype shown here is in bright red casing. Maybe this was already mentioned in the IC thread but will there be a red version available in future?

That was one of the earlier prototypes, not MIRA SE.  As far as I know, there are no plans to make any more after this GB.  If you really want red, you can always re-anodize a case locally, though that will cost a good deal more money.  If you want a good quality red keyboard, you can try looking for a red Duck Orion kit on the Classifieds.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #269 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 19:24:55 »
Just a quick question, I accidentally found this youtube video, and the prototype shown here is in bright red casing. Maybe this was already mentioned in the IC thread but will there be a red version available in future?

That was one of the earlier prototypes, not MIRA SE.  As far as I know, there are no plans to make any more after this GB.  If you really want red, you can always re-anodize a case locally, though that will cost a good deal more money.  If you want a good quality red keyboard, you can try looking for a red Duck Orion kit on the Classifieds.

OK thank you! I'm more interested in this board than the red casing so I'll probably join the bandwagon anyways haha :D

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #270 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 19:33:15 »
Can you confirm you received my order?

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #271 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 19:36:31 »
Can you confirm you received my order?

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Confirmed.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #272 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 23:50:48 »
Can you confirm you received my order?

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Confirmed.


Great! I was also wondering what the difference between a stainless steel and aluminum top plate would have besides weight? If I want to put linear switches in here, which one would be more optimal, or does it not really matter?

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #273 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 00:12:45 »
Steel is denser/heavier, more rigid.  Less dampening for your fingertips if you punch your keys hard :)  It's not that there will be any plate bending with a rigid case like this, but there will be some difference in sound/dampening.  If you want a softer typing experience, pick aluminum.  If you're going to use something like MX Clears stock, steel is fine for fingers.  That's my personal subjective opinion.  Also, since this keyboard design uses top-mounted plate, even the steel shouldn't be too bad on fingers.
(There are plastic keyboards with steel plates, like Filcos, but they feel soft to type on because of the softer plastic case.  Metal plate + metal case = noticeably more rigid/dense.)
« Last Edit: Thu, 09 February 2017, 00:16:35 by Photoelectric »

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #274 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 00:20:14 »
i was told once by a sage old legend that steel plates are for linear switches and aluminum is for tactile/clicky... fwiw

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #275 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 00:46:49 »
Yeah, I pretty much agree as well. I've heard some interesting things, like since stainless steel is more rigid, it'll be more true to the force curves of the switches, but it goes beyond that, of course. Force curves don't really tell you much about the impact you're putting on your joints when you're bottoming out on a switch. For tactile -ALPS- switches, using a steel plate in a rigid case with something like Alps SKCM Brown or SKCM Amber is killer on your joints, even SKCM Orange got to me on my bent case Infinity and caused mild RSI. 
 
One of the most pleasant typing experiences I've had has been with my NCR Alps build with SKCL Browns, using an original OEM Alps plate in a G8X-3000 case. It has just enough flex, and the case makes it softer too, so it just ends up being very pleasant.
 
On an aluminum custom, if you want a more rounded feel, I'd go with aluminum plates. Linears do feel good in rigid cases though, but I think they'd feel good with aluminum too.

I also agree that top-mounted cases are much more forgiving on one's fingers. Tray cases are much more harsh in comparison. There is more inherent flex in the plate on top-mounted designs, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Too much rigidity is bad and so is too much flex.
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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #276 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 00:58:35 »
I've seen the above statement mentioned quite frequently.
I want to say that it's subjective based on personal preference.
For instance, I prefer steel plates for tactile switches over aluminum.
If possible, I recommend experiencing different plate/switch combinations.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #277 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 02:17:11 »
Ok, can I had a steel plate then to my order? I think I had an aluminum plate originally in there, so I would like both now.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #278 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 06:49:02 »
i was told once by a sage old legend that steel plates are for linear switches and aluminum is for tactile/clicky... fwiw

I originally subscribed to this, however my SKCLs feel quite nice on a very bendy alu plate, G80s with Blacks are PCB mount, and at least the 356 Mini was designed to be used with linears without a plate supporting the alphas and an extra flexible PCB.

So yeah, no hard and fast rules.


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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #279 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 10:40:30 »
This keyboard honestly looks amazing jesus christ ;D ;D

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #280 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 11:00:33 »
Ok, can I had a steel plate then to my order? I think I had an aluminum plate originally in there, so I would like both now.

Go back and edit your order if you saved the link like you were supposed to. Or PM the OP and hope for the best.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #281 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 11:32:06 »
i was told once by a sage old legend that steel plates are for linear switches and aluminum is for tactile/clicky... fwiw

I originally subscribed to this, however my SKCLs feel quite nice on a very bendy alu plate, G80s with Blacks are PCB mount, and at least the 356 Mini was designed to be used with linears without a plate supporting the alphas and an extra flexible PCB.

So yeah, no hard and fast rules.

True that, true that.

Definitely subjective and more a thing of preference. It's the same kind of thing you see when people debate if ABS or PBT goes better with this or that kind of switch. It's all subjective and the things you hear people recommend are coming from their personal preferences and/or indoctrination, lol. 

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #282 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 11:34:30 »
i want to know how (if its even available) to add a stainless steel "diffuser" to my order. any news on that?

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #283 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 11:44:31 »
Ok, can I had a steel plate then to my order? I think I had an aluminum plate originally in there, so I would like both now.

Added a steel plate to your order.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #284 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 11:49:51 »
AFTER ORDERS CLOSE on February 12 at noon EST, I will be posting a link in the first post to a spreadsheet with your order summaries where you can identify your order by your username. 

The summaries will include what you ordered and your kit price (with PayPal fee noted), which will then be reflected on your PayPal invoice.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR ORDERS USING THAT LINK!

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #285 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 12:08:02 »
Just noticed this in the Mech27 GB thread--a pretty good approximation of what the MIRA acrylic diffuser will look like with lights on:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84703.msg2359120#msg2359120

I think our diffuser is slightly thinner, and you won't see those bolts through the acrylic, as they will be neatly covered by the aluminum "standoffs" from the bottom piece.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #286 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 21:24:24 »
Just a quick question, I accidentally found this youtube video:
, and the prototype shown here is in bright red casing. Maybe this was already mentioned in the IC thread but will there be a red version available in future?

That is YukTsi - the first prototype.
I think E3E has it.

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #287 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 21:31:13 »
Just a quick question, I accidentally found this youtube video:
, and the prototype shown here is in bright red casing. Maybe this was already mentioned in the IC thread but will there be a red version available in future?

That is YukTsi - the first prototype.
I think E3E has it.

Can confirm!

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #288 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 21:31:46 »
*slams fist*

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #291 on: Thu, 09 February 2017, 21:58:49 »
Can I get a diameter measurement on the two circles (earth/moon) on the weight insert? I'm working on a little sm'tin-somethin.
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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #292 on: Fri, 10 February 2017, 01:43:56 »
Woot! Super excited! Finally will have a nice custom to fit my hyper fuse set  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #293 on: Fri, 10 February 2017, 11:21:41 »
Looking for numbered MIRA spot. Please PM me ASAP!

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« Reply #294 on: Fri, 10 February 2017, 17:37:17 »
Can I get a diameter measurement on the two circles (earth/moon) on the weight insert? I'm working on a little sm'tin-somethin.

The circles gradually evolved to the larger being an"O" the size of the MIRA and the smaller "o" looking more like an apostrophe. The larger one is shrinking slightly, the smaller one is increasing somewhat to be more like binary suns instead of "O'MIRA". Thus I can't give you an exact measurement yet.


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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #295 on: Fri, 10 February 2017, 22:24:05 »


Just to confirm before I pull the trigger, if I want such a look I should get the interstellar with brass weights and not lunar gray right? It looks like there's a tint of green to me :)
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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #296 on: Fri, 10 February 2017, 22:34:41 »
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Just to confirm before I pull the trigger, if I want such a look I should get the interstellar with brass weights and not lunar gray right? It looks like there's a tint of green to me :)

Brass weight + lunar gray.

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« Reply #297 on: Fri, 10 February 2017, 22:35:14 »
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Just to confirm before I pull the trigger, if I want such a look I should get the interstellar with brass weights and not lunar gray right? It looks like there's a tint of green to me :)

Stainess steel weight + lunar gray.

Thanks  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #298 on: Fri, 10 February 2017, 22:36:22 »
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Just to confirm before I pull the trigger, if I want such a look I should get the interstellar with brass weights and not lunar gray right? It looks like there's a tint of green to me :)

Stainess steel weight + lunar gray.

Thanks  :thumb:

Sorry, I edited my post.  It should be brass (I asked).  That photograph makes it look more silver, but brass is more golden.  If you want silver, get stainless steel.  Photos of the brass weight are here:

Posting more MIRA prototype photos for ninja, who's having computer troubles:
http://imgur.com/a/P6DiG


Please note the sand-blasted texture of that prototype brass weight.  It was hand-polished as a test.  Personally I'm a fan of the sand-blasted texture.
Color accuracy is also not 100%.
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Re: [GB] MIRA SE - Custom 80% Keyboard (Order until 2/12)
« Reply #299 on: Fri, 10 February 2017, 22:38:13 »
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Just to confirm before I pull the trigger, if I want such a look I should get the interstellar with brass weights and not lunar gray right? It looks like there's a tint of green to me :)

Stainess steel weight + lunar gray.

Thanks  :thumb:

Sorry, I edited my post.  It should be brass (I asked).  That photograph makes it look more silver, but brass is more golden.

No worries :) also, if we want to declare it as a certain amount do we PM someone?
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