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Offline Undrcontrl

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 28% Complete
« Reply #200 on: Sat, 05 August 2017, 00:01:16 »
DANG IT!!

Good job on getting these out evang! Still, I see these awesome builds and I must be one of the 144 still to go =/

SO READY

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 28% Complete
« Reply #201 on: Sat, 05 August 2017, 09:50:02 »
DANG IT!!

Good job on getting these out evang! Still, I see these awesome builds and I must be one of the 144 still to go =/

SO READY

Me too! I just got my Wenge hardwood case from Massdrop and it's gorgeous, can't wait to build it. Should probably lube switches today... and cross my fingers for a shipping notification!

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 28% Complete
« Reply #202 on: Sun, 06 August 2017, 19:38:51 »
Any shipping updates jefe?

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 28% Complete
« Reply #203 on: Sun, 06 August 2017, 23:27:47 »
Any shipping updates jefe?

Got a bunch of orders processed this weekend and now we are at 73% shipped. Only 48 orders left.

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 28% Complete
« Reply #204 on: Mon, 07 August 2017, 15:46:41 »
Will there be any leftovers?

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 28% Complete
« Reply #205 on: Mon, 07 August 2017, 15:54:51 »
Will there be any leftovers?
Yes but really not that many, follow the vankeyboards newsletter to get notified when the additional sale happens. We'll be hosting a round 2 pretty soon :)

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 28% Complete
« Reply #206 on: Mon, 07 August 2017, 22:50:15 »
I got my PCB and plate in the mail today.

Checked the PCB and everything looks good.

Now I need to get the springs swapped and SIP switches installed. :p

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« Reply #207 on: Mon, 07 August 2017, 23:28:22 »
I got my PCB and plate in the mail today.

Checked the PCB and everything looks good.

Now I need to get the springs swapped and SIP switches installed.
Awesome, post the finished product here :D

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 28% Complete
« Reply #208 on: Tue, 08 August 2017, 06:19:04 »
Will the rest  be shipped by the end of this week?

I'm excited for mine!  :thumb:

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« Reply #209 on: Tue, 08 August 2017, 08:46:29 »
Will the rest  be shipped by the end of this week?

I'm excited for mine!  :thumb:

Yes, I got the remaining stabilizer kits sorted out last night and tonight/tomorrow I will be packing and shipping the remaining orders.
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 28% Complete
« Reply #210 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 21:23:26 »
88% shipping complete. 21 orders remaining
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 88% Complete
« Reply #211 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 21:31:34 »
Just got my confirmation...can't wait for it to arrive.

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 88% Complete
« Reply #212 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 22:11:11 »
Hope everyone who has received their bananas are enjoying them. If you have any issues or concerns with an order please email evan at thevankeyboards@gmail.com. We've had numerous requests regarding extras we will have a very limited number around 10-15. We will announce the extras on thevan keyboards newsletter, sometime after all the sets have been shipped. We have big plans for the second round for the BananaSplit60 and we are planning on launching it around fall time of this year. Thank you everyone who joined this groupbuy and I hope you continue to support our projects.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 88% Complete
« Reply #213 on: Wed, 09 August 2017, 23:46:48 »
The worst part of getting my PCB in the mail today? I couldn't take the time to build it :(


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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 88% Complete
« Reply #214 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 02:04:55 »
Received my PCB today, super excited!
Soldered on my switches (Zealios) plugged it in to test, and nothing...
Is there an additional step I need to take to get this bad boy going?

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 88% Complete
« Reply #215 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 02:09:05 »
Received my PCB today, super excited!
Soldered on my switches (Zealios) plugged it in to test, and nothing...
Is there an additional step I need to take to get this bad boy going?

You'll need to flash it, go through this programming guide and use the keyboard configurator. Let us know if you have any more questions :D

https://thevankeyboards.com/pages/programming-guide

http://minivan.config.thevankeyboards.com/

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 88% Complete
« Reply #216 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 16:35:30 »
Got my shipping notice!

I've got everything lined up. I can't waitttttt :D :D

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 88% Complete
« Reply #217 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 17:33:10 »
Mine arrived two days ago, but I havent even had the change to freaking open the box :D  also got ocean dolch and a bunch of pandas.. also unopened. 
           

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 88% Complete
« Reply #218 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 22:05:39 »
SHIPPING 100% COMPLETE. I drop off the final orders tomorrow (everything I just packed)

We did it guys! thank you for all the support!
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #219 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 22:24:35 »
I finished building my Banana Split....did a live stream of the build and messed up a few things... :p

But it is done.  :))

http://imgur.com/a/oQSIV

I messed up the bottom row and ended up with a gap...but I'm to lazy to care at this point...ha

Expect to change key caps later on.

Only issue I had is that the PCB is just a hair off for 1 screw on the TEX case and wood Datamancer case.

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #220 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 22:30:19 »
I finished building my Banana Split....did a live stream of the build and messed up a few things... :p

But it is done.  :))

http://imgur.com/a/oQSIV

I messed up the bottom row and ended up with a gap...but I'm to lazy to care at this point...ha

Expect to change key caps later on.

Only issue I had is that the PCB is just a hair off for 1 screw on the TEX case and wood Datamancer case.

Looks awesome, as for the screw. We tested it with TEX cases and it works perfectly. Slightly unscrew all of the screws and realign the board it should line up with that hole.

Don't be lazy desolder that key, that gap is killing me :eek:

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #221 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 23:27:48 »

Looks awesome, as for the screw. We tested it with TEX cases and it works perfectly. Slightly unscrew all of the screws and realign the board it should line up with that hole.

Don't be lazy desolder that key, that gap is killing me :eek:

I'll try that with the screw again.

I can desolder the key...it's the stabilizers I don't want to mess with...

Edit: Or did you mean to move the middle key?

I've moved the middle key, new layout uploaded to album.

Also moved the PCB and top plate around, it looks like it may have fallen into a "groove" and now I got all screws locked into the case. Thanks. :thumb:
« Last Edit: Fri, 11 August 2017, 00:48:25 by sithlord »

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #222 on: Fri, 11 August 2017, 00:10:59 »

Looks awesome, as for the screw. We tested it with TEX cases and it works perfectly. Slightly unscrew all of the screws and realign the board it should line up with that hole.

Don't be lazy desolder that key, that gap is killing me :eek:

I'll try that with the screw again.

I can desolder the key...it's the stabilizers I don't want to mess with...

Edit: Or did you mean to move the middle key?
Oh I see you have the plate in place, then yeah your best bet would be to move the middle key.

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #223 on: Fri, 11 August 2017, 22:37:20 »
I just realized that these are south mounted switches... the bane of my existence. My fault entirely for not looking closer at the PCB before purchasing but still... can't put my gmk set on it now.  :'(

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« Reply #224 on: Fri, 11 August 2017, 23:33:27 »
I just realized that these are south mounted switches... the bane of my existence. My fault entirely for not looking closer at the PCB before purchasing but still... can't put my gmk set on it now.  :'(

I'm using a GMK set with no issues...
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« Reply #225 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 02:21:17 »
I just realized that these are south mounted switches... the bane of my existence. My fault entirely for not looking closer at the PCB before purchasing but still... can't put my gmk set on it now.  :'(

I have plenty of builds with south LEDs that are outfitted with GMK caps. If you are worried about clearance, use 1.8mm LEDs.

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« Reply #226 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 06:27:43 »
In anticipation of the delivery of the BanaSplit, I played with the layout/firmware editor http://minivan.config.thevankeyboards.com/.
Would it be possible to add some key codes? Im looking for the KC_SYSTEM_POWER/SLEEP/WAKE commands I know from QMK (https://docs.qmk.fm/basic_keycodes.html#commands).

Really looking forward in building this next week. :-)

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« Reply #227 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 07:45:40 »
In anticipation of the delivery of the BanaSplit, I played with the layout/firmware editor http://minivan.config.thevankeyboards.com/.
Would it be possible to add some key codes? Im looking for the KC_SYSTEM_POWER/SLEEP/WAKE commands I know from QMK (https://docs.qmk.fm/basic_keycodes.html#commands).

Really looking forward in building this next week. :-)

The configurator uses TMK currently but that code should still be available, i can look at adding them but I also accept PRs :)
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #228 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 07:47:23 »
I just realized that these are south mounted switches... the bane of my existence. My fault entirely for not looking closer at the PCB before purchasing but still... can't put my gmk set on it now.  :'(

I have plenty of builds with south LEDs that are outfitted with GMK caps. If you are worried about clearance, use 1.8mm LEDs.

Another option if you have clear tips is to put 2x3x4 LEDs inside the switch, then you can still easily open switch tops later on without desoldering and it is also very clean looking.
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #229 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 10:30:05 »
So, quick question.  I've never soldered LEDs- it's always seemed a waste, especially as most caps don't have bleed through.  Since I'm going with the ghetto option for underlighting, I'm assuming that the two small holes on the top of each switch is for LEDs?  And does polarity matter?
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« Reply #230 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 11:29:04 »
This'll be my first build and first time buying a keycap set with legends - (all my other keyboards use blanks).

Do any keycaps sets actually come with enough extra 2.25/1.25/2.75 keys? If not are most ppl just buying another set?


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« Reply #231 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 12:17:26 »
This'll be my first build and first time buying a keycap set with legends - (all my other keyboards use blanks).

Do any keycaps sets actually come with enough extra 2.25/1.25/2.75 keys? If not are most ppl just buying another set?

Depends. You'll need basically a 2.75 right shift (if you use a 1.75u right shift like lots of boards these days, you'll be good there), then a 2.25, usually a spare enter key.  Lots of sets come with an accent enter, so you might be ok there too. 
           

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #232 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 13:20:28 »
This'll be my first build and first time buying a keycap set with legends - (all my other keyboards use blanks).

Do any keycaps sets actually come with enough extra 2.25/1.25/2.75 keys? If not are most ppl just buying another set?

Depends. You'll need basically a 2.75 right shift (if you use a 1.75u right shift like lots of boards these days, you'll be good there), then a 2.25, usually a spare enter key.  Lots of sets come with an accent enter, so you might be ok there too.

Every set with 660 layout support will also come with an extra 2.25u shift.

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« Reply #233 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 13:38:05 »
So, quick question.  I've never soldered LEDs- it's always seemed a waste, especially as most caps don't have bleed through.  Since I'm going with the ghetto option for underlighting, I'm assuming that the two small holes on the top of each switch is for LEDs?  And does polarity matter?

Yes those small holes are for LEDs. Polarity does matter. The circle is positive (long leg of led)
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #234 on: Mon, 14 August 2017, 07:47:30 »
I just noticed the LED holes are facing North. However, LED-windowed keys usually have the LED-windows facing South. Would there be any trouble getting sufficient light to shine through a keycap's LED-window or would the keycap mount block a significant part of it?

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« Reply #235 on: Mon, 14 August 2017, 19:27:30 »
Doing some prep work for my build; I'm using the TMK Configurator and I'm looking for the "Brightness Up" and "Brightness Down" commands (to adjust the monitor brightness, not keyboard LEDs). The Input Club Configurator I used for my Infinity lists these as SCRN+ and SCRN-.

Are these commands missing or am I just not seeing them?  :confused:



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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #236 on: Mon, 14 August 2017, 21:35:44 »
Mine arrived today and I kid you not, I was peeling a banana for my one year old daughter and it slipped out of my hand and fell right on the PCB that was sitting in the open shipping box on the counter next to me. The board grated the banana and I had a fun time cleaning it out of all of the holes just below the USB connector. Oh the irony!

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« Reply #237 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 06:13:59 »
I just realized that these are south mounted switches... the bane of my existence. My fault entirely for not looking closer at the PCB before purchasing but still... can't put my gmk set on it now.  :'(

I have plenty of builds with south LEDs that are outfitted with GMK caps. If you are worried about clearance, use 1.8mm LEDs.

I've had issues in the past with south facing cherry housings not having enough clearance for thick cherry keycaps. The keycaps I stuck on my board seem to be doing okay though, so its all good :)

http://imgur.com/a/hW8Vv

Easy to build and feels good to type on. Good group buy!

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #238 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 10:35:19 »
Doing some prep work for my build; I'm using the TMK Configurator and I'm looking for the "Brightness Up" and "Brightness Down" commands (to adjust the monitor brightness, not keyboard LEDs). The Input Club Configurator I used for my Infinity lists these as SCRN+ and SCRN-.

Are these commands missing or am I just not seeing them?  :confused:

they have not been added yet. I can get to them eventually, but if there is someone with some developer skills out there, I do accept PRs
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #239 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 12:54:08 »
First of all thanks to Arhipio and evangs for your excellent work bringing us this kit, I'm greatly looking forward to using it!  Second of all my story so far:
  • First time soldering, first ground-up kb build, yay!
  • Figured out the flow (pun intended?) of soldering pretty quickly, yay!
  • Built with 2.75/1.25/2.25 space layout, Keyboard flashed and tested perfectly
  • Using for a bit I realized that I'd guessed wrong and ergonomics for my hands would be better with the middle key as the space bar at 2.25/1.25/2.75 positions instead, boo!
  • Tried desoldering just the stabilized keys to see whether the wide plate holes allowed the stabilizers to lever out of place and reinstall, but no dice (boo!)
  • Desoldered and removed bottom row of switches and started into the alphanumerics testing whether plate and pcb allowed enough flex for juuuust that little bit of extra needed, but decided not to risk anything (booyay?)
  • Noticed that one of the bottom row switches I had removed had some copper appearance on switch leg, it seems I'd lifted a pad! (boo!)
  • Desoldered all switches across board and began systematically (and more carefully) removing them, working from bottom row upward (Smooth working thanks Engineer SS-02 solder sucker, yay!)
  • Was able to leave top two rows' switches installed and separate plate from pcb enough to shift the stabilized keys positions (yay!)
  • Reinstalled switches, re-soldered, smooth sailing (yay!)
  • Plugged keyboard back into computer to test, all keys to right of middle spacebar key are dead (boo!)
  • Checked soldering, reflowed affected keys, no improvement... it appears the pad I ruined was load bearing! (boo!)
  • Time to desolder entire keyboard and disassemble again (boo!), but at least it went smoothly and no more desoldering mistakes (yay!)
  • Testing the pcb by shorting across pads, testing for shorts/continuity with multimeter, and by applying my remedial "how do keyboard?" knowledge, it seems I'd lost connection across the ground plane(?) of the bottom row (booyay?)
  • First try running a wire from an unused pad to the left of center across to a pad right of center has so far not been a complete success... Right hand space bar is still dead, modifier keys on right side function but I appear to be getting ghost presses on multi-press rollover situations (boo!)
TL;DR BE CAREFUL EVERYONE when desoldering, double and triple check for lingering connections, and if possible have the proper switch removal tools on hand (I'm still awaiting shipment of an IC puller style remover, but I was impatient, boo!)

I'll try to take pictures or mark up where I think I've ruined my board, maybe with proper knowledge and a better jumpering than I've done so far will have 100% results instead of my partial... I'll try to stay hopeful.

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« Reply #240 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 13:40:17 »
First of all thanks to Arhipio and evangs for your excellent work bringing us this kit, I'm greatly looking forward to using it!  Second of all my story so far:
  • First time soldering, first ground-up kb build, yay!
  • Figured out the flow (pun intended?) of soldering pretty quickly, yay!
  • Built with 2.75/1.25/2.25 space layout, Keyboard flashed and tested perfectly
  • Using for a bit I realized that I'd guessed wrong and ergonomics for my hands would be better with the middle key as the space bar at 2.25/1.25/2.75 positions instead, boo!
  • Tried desoldering just the stabilized keys to see whether the wide plate holes allowed the stabilizers to lever out of place and reinstall, but no dice (boo!)
  • Desoldered and removed bottom row of switches and started into the alphanumerics testing whether plate and pcb allowed enough flex for juuuust that little bit of extra needed, but decided not to risk anything (booyay?)
  • Noticed that one of the bottom row switches I had removed had some copper appearance on switch leg, it seems I'd lifted a pad! (boo!)
  • Desoldered all switches across board and began systematically (and more carefully) removing them, working from bottom row upward (Smooth working thanks Engineer SS-02 solder sucker, yay!)
  • Was able to leave top two rows' switches installed and separate plate from pcb enough to shift the stabilized keys positions (yay!)
  • Reinstalled switches, re-soldered, smooth sailing (yay!)
  • Plugged keyboard back into computer to test, all keys to right of middle spacebar key are dead (boo!)
  • Checked soldering, reflowed affected keys, no improvement... it appears the pad I ruined was load bearing! (boo!)
  • Time to desolder entire keyboard and disassemble again (boo!), but at least it went smoothly and no more desoldering mistakes (yay!)
  • Testing the pcb by shorting across pads, testing for shorts/continuity with multimeter, and by applying my remedial "how do keyboard?" knowledge, it seems I'd lost connection across the ground plane(?) of the bottom row (booyay?)
  • First try running a wire from an unused pad to the left of center across to a pad right of center has so far not been a complete success... Right hand space bar is still dead, modifier keys on right side function but I appear to be getting ghost presses on multi-press rollover situations (boo!)
TL;DR BE CAREFUL EVERYONE when desoldering, double and triple check for lingering connections, and if possible have the proper switch removal tools on hand (I'm still awaiting shipment of an IC puller style remover, but I was impatient, boo!)

I'll try to take pictures or mark up where I think I've ruined my board, maybe with proper knowledge and a better jumpering than I've done so far will have 100% results instead of my partial... I'll try to stay hopeful.

email me pictures of the PCB as high res as possible. I might be able to point out where to run jumpers. and of course if that fails we can look at a replacement pcb. (thevankeyboards@gmail.com)
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #241 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 13:59:20 »
Doing some prep work for my build; I'm using the TMK Configurator and I'm looking for the "Brightness Up" and "Brightness Down" commands (to adjust the monitor brightness, not keyboard LEDs). The Input Club Configurator I used for my Infinity lists these as SCRN+ and SCRN-.

Are these commands missing or am I just not seeing them?  :confused:

they have not been added yet. I can get to them eventually, but if there is someone with some developer skills out there, I do accept PRs

What's the repo? I'd be happy to take a look.



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« Reply #242 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 14:13:29 »
First of all thanks to Arhipio and evangs for your excellent work bringing us this kit, I'm greatly looking forward to using it!  Second of all my story so far:
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TL;DR BE CAREFUL EVERYONE when desoldering, double and triple check for lingering connections, and if possible have the proper switch removal tools on hand (I'm still awaiting shipment of an IC puller style remover, but I was impatient, boo!)

I'll try to take pictures or mark up where I think I've ruined my board, maybe with proper knowledge and a better jumpering than I've done so far will have 100% results instead of my partial... I'll try to stay hopeful.

email me pictures of the PCB as high res as possible. I might be able to point out where to run jumpers. and of course if that fails we can look at a replacement pcb. (thevankeyboards@gmail.com)

Thanks, Evan... I'll take some pics when I get home this evening

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #243 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 15:53:56 »
Doing some prep work for my build; I'm using the TMK Configurator and I'm looking for the "Brightness Up" and "Brightness Down" commands (to adjust the monitor brightness, not keyboard LEDs). The Input Club Configurator I used for my Infinity lists these as SCRN+ and SCRN-.

Are these commands missing or am I just not seeing them?  :confused:

they have not been added yet. I can get to them eventually, but if there is someone with some developer skills out there, I do accept PRs

What's the repo? I'd be happy to take a look.

it should be relatively easy to follow but if you have any questions, feel free to hit me up. https://github.com/evangs/MiniVanConfigurator
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #244 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 17:25:23 »
First of all thanks to Arhipio and evangs for your excellent work bringing us this kit, I'm greatly looking forward to using it!  Second of all my story so far:
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TL;DR BE CAREFUL EVERYONE when desoldering, double and triple check for lingering connections, and if possible have the proper switch removal tools on hand (I'm still awaiting shipment of an IC puller style remover, but I was impatient, boo!)

I'll try to take pictures or mark up where I think I've ruined my board, maybe with proper knowledge and a better jumpering than I've done so far will have 100% results instead of my partial... I'll try to stay hopeful.

email me pictures of the PCB as high res as possible. I might be able to point out where to run jumpers. and of course if that fails we can look at a replacement pcb. (thevankeyboards@gmail.com)

Thanks, Evan... I'll take some pics when I get home this evening

Pics are up at http://imgur.com/a/5FfOX I believe K45 right hand bottom pad is the only one that was damaged, but I'm not 100% sure.  I can disassemble further if troubleshooting shows it necessary.

Thanks again for whatever help you're able to give just by eyeballing (and knowledge of the board) :)

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #245 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 17:47:56 »
First of all thanks to Arhipio and evangs for your excellent work bringing us this kit, I'm greatly looking forward to using it!  Second of all my story so far:
<snip_to_TLDR>
TL;DR BE CAREFUL EVERYONE when desoldering, double and triple check for lingering connections, and if possible have the proper switch removal tools on hand (I'm still awaiting shipment of an IC puller style remover, but I was impatient, boo!)

I'll try to take pictures or mark up where I think I've ruined my board, maybe with proper knowledge and a better jumpering than I've done so far will have 100% results instead of my partial... I'll try to stay hopeful.

email me pictures of the PCB as high res as possible. I might be able to point out where to run jumpers. and of course if that fails we can look at a replacement pcb. (thevankeyboards@gmail.com)

Thanks, Evan... I'll take some pics when I get home this evening

Pics are up at http://imgur.com/a/5FfOX I believe K45 right hand bottom pad is the only one that was damaged, but I'm not 100% sure.  I can disassemble further if troubleshooting shows it necessary.

Thanks again for whatever help you're able to give just by eyeballing (and knowledge of the board) :)

The row signal has been broken by lifting that pad, you will need to connect the trace back together (the wire running underneath the mask.) you will need to expose it by scraping off the mask and then soldering directly to it.
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #246 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 20:25:23 »
I opened mine up to lube the stabilizers, and now when i plug it in it's not recognized by the computer :( Atmel Flip says "com.atmel.flip.IspException: could not open USB device."
windows says it's an unrecognized USB device, and that the "device descriptor request failed."
I had to desolder some switches to get the plate off, but I can't see anything that looks wrong with the board.. is there anything else I should try, or should I assume I have somehow broken it?
« Last Edit: Tue, 15 August 2017, 20:30:42 by e996 »

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #247 on: Tue, 15 August 2017, 23:23:20 »
I opened mine up to lube the stabilizers, and now when i plug it in it's not recognized by the computer :( Atmel Flip says "com.atmel.flip.IspException: could not open USB device."
windows says it's an unrecognized USB device, and that the "device descriptor request failed."
I had to desolder some switches to get the plate off, but I can't see anything that looks wrong with the board.. is there anything else I should try, or should I assume I have somehow broken it?

I'm going to need more info and photos
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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #248 on: Wed, 16 August 2017, 12:35:41 »
I opened mine up to lube the stabilizers, and now when i plug it in it's not recognized by the computer :( Atmel Flip says "com.atmel.flip.IspException: could not open USB device."
windows says it's an unrecognized USB device, and that the "device descriptor request failed."
I had to desolder some switches to get the plate off, but I can't see anything that looks wrong with the board.. is there anything else I should try, or should I assume I have somehow broken it?

I'm going to need more info and photos
Here are some more photos..



I have holtite sockets installed but a few switches had the pins slightly soldered to the sockets, which meant I still had to desolder (and pry a little) to get them out.
Upon closer inspection it looks like I've broken off the capacitor labelled "C3" :( is there a way I could get around that, or is the board toast?
« Last Edit: Wed, 16 August 2017, 12:38:13 by e996 »

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Re: [GB] BananaSplit60 Orders Shipping Out 7/27! Shipping 100% Complete
« Reply #249 on: Wed, 16 August 2017, 13:10:43 »
I opened mine up to lube the stabilizers, and now when i plug it in it's not recognized by the computer :( Atmel Flip says "com.atmel.flip.IspException: could not open USB device."
windows says it's an unrecognized USB device, and that the "device descriptor request failed."
I had to desolder some switches to get the plate off, but I can't see anything that looks wrong with the board.. is there anything else I should try, or should I assume I have somehow broken it?

I'm going to need more info and photos
Here are some more photos..

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I have holtite sockets installed but a few switches had the pins slightly soldered to the sockets, which meant I still had to desolder (and pry a little) to get them out.
Upon closer inspection it looks like I've broken off the capacitor labelled "C3" :( is there a way I could get around that, or is the board toast?

ideally you would reattach that capacitor. You could try bridging the pads with solder and see if it works.
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