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Offline breitling

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (happy Chinese New Year's)
« Reply #1050 on: Sun, 12 March 2017, 12:24:04 »
thanks LD for running thes GBs! very much enkoying my zz96 from r2 still!

Offline topherrehpot

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (happy Chinese New Year's)
« Reply #1051 on: Mon, 13 March 2017, 12:07:42 »
Thanks a lot LD! Because of you, I got my dream board! :D

Offline kikilink333

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (happy Chinese New Year's)
« Reply #1052 on: Sat, 18 March 2017, 21:46:42 »
Stupid question.  I grabbed up some stabilizers from switchtop that are PCB mount.  Will they work well with this board?  And what is everyone else using for stabs?

Thanks!

Offline aaron6301

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (happy Chinese New Year's)
« Reply #1053 on: Sat, 18 March 2017, 21:48:58 »
Stupid question.  I grabbed up some stabilizers from switchtop that are PCB mount.  Will they work well with this board?  And what is everyone else using for stabs?

Thanks!

PCB mount will work just fine, have them on my ZZ. FWIW, most, if not all are using PCB mount stabs.

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (happy Chinese New Year's)
« Reply #1054 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 07:27:27 »
Stupid question.  I grabbed up some stabilizers from switchtop that are PCB mount.  Will they work well with this board?  And what is everyone else using for stabs?

Thanks!

Any keyboards with universal plates requires the use of PCB-mounted stabs. Few, if any customs use plate mount stabs at all. Generally you only tend to see plate mount stabs on commercial OEM keyboards from the big companies like Ducky, Cooler Master, Corsair and the likes.
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Offline iNViSiBiLiTi

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (happy Chinese New Year's)
« Reply #1055 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 13:05:58 »
Looking good, everyone! I'm happy to say that this buy has finally been (mostly) wrapped up, with the exception of two missing cases (maevy and MandrewDavis) who I will respond to later today (sleep deprived as all hell right now), and some replacements for r2 that need to be sent out. Seeing these boards reach their destinations safely (after some sacrifices that were made during r2) has been a heartwarming sight to behold, and I hope you're all enjoying yours as much as I'm enjoying mine right now. I'm pretty sure this will be the last "major" buy I do ("major" for me being order counts of 30+), but I'll be back with stuff in moderation from time to time, and hopefully improve my track record of severe delays with every buy.

I first started doing group buys because, being Chinese American, I have the opportunity to get in touch with both the Chinese and Western side of mechanical keyboard communities. After I saw lastpilot's GON Nerd Crystal TKL which prompted me to build a fully decked-out B.87, I needed jelly POM keycaps. But there were none to be had on mechmarket or with Western vendors. Hell, many vendors that exist today weren't even here back then. So I dug through old GH and reddit threads, scoured Taobao, and eventually found a couple suppliers with limited stock. After talking with a buddy of mine and buying a couple sets to verify that it's the real deal, we decided to go all in. Thus went my first group buy for jelly POM keycaps. Next thing that caught my attention was a RS96. Same process, found some folks who were making the ZZ96, and hopped on board. i kept hunting for interesting stuff on the Chinese side to bring over here, but that's no longer necessary. There are plenty of vendors and individuals alike who are actively seeking out opportunities to bring niche products to the community, and I commend them for it. I've a few small projects planned, but after that, I think I'll be able to "retire". I've enough boards and am satisfied with the sets I've got, and I don't have to worry about hidden jewels staying hidden with so many active and helpful members of the community working for everyone's benefit.

The mechanical keyboard communities have enriched my past year and a half greatly and I thank all of you for being there and playing a part. Seriously, thanks guys. I look forward to seeing what new heights the community can achieve.

Thanks for all the personal help and running his gb Lunaris! It's been a blast talking to you. 

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 (ver. 2) round 2 (orders closed)
« Reply #1056 on: Sun, 19 March 2017, 13:18:36 »
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Offline Atredl

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (happy Chinese New Year's)
« Reply #1057 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 13:59:04 »
Hi Lunar, I sent a PM a few days ago and I didn't get a response. I can send it again if that makes it easier.

Offline keyplanocator

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (happy Chinese New Year's)
« Reply #1058 on: Sat, 25 March 2017, 01:34:19 »
I just signed up because google told me group buys were on here for the zz96.

does this mean its no more?  :(

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (happy Chinese New Year's)
« Reply #1059 on: Sat, 25 March 2017, 10:02:42 »
I just signed up because google told me group buys were on here for the zz96.

does this mean its no more?  :(
Pretty much, the GB period is over and extras have been sold. You may still be able to purchase an acrylic kit though.  In the future, Input Club and ThesisCamper are putting out a 96key board called the Kira so maybe look into that.

Offline aaron6301

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1060 on: Thu, 06 April 2017, 09:15:08 »


aaron's getting a replacement made for his top frame which will likely take a month or two.

Hey LD,

Any update regarding the replacement top? I sent a couple PM's on both GH and Reddit and have yet to receive any type response. If you could reply with some sort of acknowledgement, that would be great.




Offline duynguyenle

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1061 on: Sat, 08 April 2017, 10:26:30 »
After a long time, I finally finished my ZZ96! There were a few setbacks and delays along the way, but I'm pretty happy with the final product. Hope you all the best with your future endeavours LD!  :thumb:


ZZ96 with Zealistotles, GMK Skidata+ and Pexon cable
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Offline jonovann

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1062 on: Sat, 08 April 2017, 13:14:55 »
Anyway i am able to still get in on this?

Offline owacle

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1063 on: Sat, 08 April 2017, 14:06:13 »
After a long time, I finally finished my ZZ96! There were a few setbacks and delays along the way, but I'm pretty happy with the final product. Hope you all the best with your future endeavours LD!  :thumb:

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ZZ96 with Zealistotles, GMK Skidata+ and Pexon cable
Fan-bloody-tastic. In fact I'm going to switch my numpad + to be the same as yours after seeing that.
I'm waiting for Godspeed SA and gmk terminal_ so I've got some temp caps (thanks breitling!)

Offline duynguyenle

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1064 on: Sat, 08 April 2017, 14:13:51 »
After a long time, I finally finished my ZZ96! There were a few setbacks and delays along the way, but I'm pretty happy with the final product. Hope you all the best with your future endeavours LD!  :thumb:

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ZZ96 with Zealistotles, GMK Skidata+ and Pexon cable
Fan-bloody-tastic. In fact I'm going to switch my numpad + to be the same as yours after seeing that.
I'm waiting for Godspeed SA and gmk terminal_ so I've got some temp caps (thanks breitling!)
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I've always found a 2u plus sign on the numpad to be a waste of space, doing it this way allow me to have pg up and down stacked on top of each other, in a more logical manner  :thumb:

It's also a carryover from my favourite layout (Cherry 1800) and old habits die hard.
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Offline Atredl

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1065 on: Wed, 19 April 2017, 11:10:24 »
Lunaris I sent you yet another pm about my unshipped numpad.

Offline speaktobrett

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1066 on: Sat, 22 April 2017, 14:39:51 »
I know this is a long shot.. but, would anyone be interested in selling their zz96 kit or assembled kb?

Offline Atredl

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1067 on: Wed, 26 April 2017, 15:37:54 »
Time for my weekly reminder for Lunaris. Hope you see my pm this time.

Offline aaron6301

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1068 on: Wed, 26 April 2017, 15:45:19 »
Time for my weekly reminder for Lunaris. Hope you see my pm this time.

In the same boat as you. PM'd LD numerous times on GH and Reddit, all have gone unanswered.
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Online MandrewDavis

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1069 on: Mon, 01 May 2017, 15:48:19 »
Just tried on the R1 PCB and the 8134-HC-8P3/2 Holtite sockets for the switches fall through. Good news is that the 6-1437514-7/6 models work great for the LEDs.

Offline Maevy

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1070 on: Tue, 16 May 2017, 17:41:37 »
Im still waiting for a response for my replacement zz96 case that came defect.

Its like 3-4 months since last response...

Offline owacle

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1071 on: Tue, 16 May 2017, 22:40:12 »
After a long time, I finally finished my ZZ96! There were a few setbacks and delays along the way, but I'm pretty happy with the final product. Hope you all the best with your future endeavours LD!  :thumb:

Show Image

ZZ96 with Zealistotles, GMK Skidata+ and Pexon cable
Fan-bloody-tastic. In fact I'm going to switch my numpad + to be the same as yours after seeing that.
I'm waiting for Godspeed SA and gmk terminal_ so I've got some temp caps (thanks breitling!)
Show Image


I've always found a 2u plus sign on the numpad to be a waste of space, doing it this way allow me to have pg up and down stacked on top of each other, in a more logical manner  :thumb:

It's also a carryover from my favourite layout (Cherry 1800) and old habits die hard.
Got some caps. Now I just need to remove that 2u and stabs. For another day.

Offline aaron6301

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1072 on: Tue, 23 May 2017, 17:57:44 »
Im still waiting for a response for my replacement zz96 case that came defect.

Its like 3-4 months since last response...

I too was waiting about that long till I finally received a response from him on 04/29/17. Here's the message I received:

"Hey dude, please give me a quick reminder of what color I'm supposed to send you. I need to check inventory (I say inventory but it's really just a jumble of parts scattered throughout my apartment right now -_-). I'll have a response for you asap."

I responded to his message the following day and have yet to receive any correspondence since. Definitely didn't receive a response "asap".

It's unfortunate that LD has gone dark again regarding replacement's for this GB. It seems that he is somewhat active in regards to his other GB's which is disheartening to say the least.

Offline redbanshee

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1073 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 11:18:11 »
Looking for a ZZ96 PCB, paying well! PM please

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1074 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 20:14:56 »
Looking for a ZZ96 PCB, paying well! PM please

I have an unused R1 Red PCB, PM me if you are interested.

Offline redbanshee

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1075 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 21:18:24 »
Looking for a ZZ96 PCB, paying well! PM please

I have an unused R1 Red PCB, PM me if you are interested.

Holy **** that never works! PMing

Offline DillonHightower

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Re: [GB] ZZ96 v2 r2 (replacements in progress)
« Reply #1076 on: Sat, 18 November 2017, 19:41:57 »
Looking for a pbc as well anyone have an extra or know where to get one ? LunarisDream , Mandrew davis ?