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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 29 March 2018, 12:40:29 »
When does this group buy end(I kind of want 2!)? and when are they expected to be shipped? sorry, this is my first group buy I have joined and didn't see that information anywhere.

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February 16th - GB ends, invoices being sent
March 10th - Invoices paid, PCB's ordered
March 20th - PCB's arrived and shipped a few days later to participants

This is just an estimate, but I hope I'll be able to get it to buyers before April 1st.


Hey bro! any news about the shipping??

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 29 March 2018, 16:40:44 »
When does this group buy end(I kind of want 2!)? and when are they expected to be shipped? sorry, this is my first group buy I have joined and didn't see that information anywhere.

I'm honered to be your first GB  :D

February 16th - GB ends, invoices being sent
March 10th - Invoices paid, PCB's ordered
March 20th - PCB's arrived and shipped a few days later to participants

This is just an estimate, but I hope I'll be able to get it to buyers before April 1st.


Hey bro! any news about the shipping??

Unfortunately I couldn't really keep to this schedule as I have been very busy with school but I will make sure to finish this GB as fast as possible.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 08:49:41 »
Rev3 prototypes are in!

Assembling one right now to test its functionality:

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 09:11:05 »
Will there be any other components aside from the keyswitches and leds that we will have to solder on?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 09:42:33 »
Will there be any other components aside from the keyswitches and leds that we will have to solder on?

No, none at all. These are prototypes and it is much cheaper to solder those myself.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 10:58:17 »
Any extras available to buy? Do you happen to know if someone makes this for the Vibe as well? Someone on reddit said that someone made one for the Vibe but I can't seem to find it.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 12:30:26 »
Any extras available to buy? Do you happen to know if someone makes this for the Vibe as well? Someone on reddit said that someone made one for the Vibe but I can't seem to find it.

Extra's will be available after the group buy. Also: the prototype works! I accidentally ordered one wrong component so new ones have been ordered and I'll sell those on mechmarket pretty soon after the group buy along with the extra's. Here's a pic of the usb port:



As you can see, it's ****ing perfect, like it's supposed to be there. I'm very happy with it and will order a hundred of these, pre-soldered. After that I'll ship them.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 01:34:06 »
Looks very nice! good job @maartenwut!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #58 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 09:38:45 »
Here's a little album of the prototype for those who want to see it:
https://imgur.com/a/vnf6d

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:27:27 »
How does the stabilizer go into the plate? I am swapping mine out but cannot get it in. Does the bar go above or below the plate?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:33:46 »
How does the stabilizer go into the plate? I am swapping mine out but cannot get it in. Does the bar go above or below the plate?

The bar is supposed to be under the plate, before soldering the switch in. There's also one way to get it in.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 16:02:44 »
The prototype looks great! Thanks for keeping us updated even with the delays.

I was thinking of installing hotswap adapters from Zeal:
https://zealpc.net/collections/accessories/products/gold-plated-hot-swap-sockets-for-pcbs

Do you think the board is sturdy enough to withstand the insertion force of the initial installation? Also, are the solder holes standard sizing? I already got these shipped and I'm a little worried that they'll be too big/small to fit.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 18:24:27 »
Do you think the board is sturdy enough to withstand the insertion force of the initial installation?

I've got no idea, but it should be fine.

Edit: Asked Zeal and according to him it should work with the standard size of 1.5mm, the standard from Cherry.

Also, are the solder holes standard sizing?

Yes, they have the standard diameter of 1.5mm.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 06 April 2018, 03:06:58 »
Looks like support for rev3 (The one you'll receive) has been merged in the QMK repo :D
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 06 April 2018, 18:14:56 »
Getting closer  ;D

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 06:34:59 »
Kind of important update to some:

I'll put the pcb design on github after shipping for everyone to be able to make their own case/plate.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #66 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 15:40:47 »
Kind of important update to some:

I'll put the pcb design on github after shipping for everyone to be able to make their own case/plate.
Ah, thank you! I was attempting to make one just for the 7u layout but was getting extremely hesitant going through without 100% confirming I have the screw holes precisely where they need to be.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 08:00:42 »
I've set up a discord server for those who want to chat or need help with the Atom47. Join here: https://discord.gg/sVgRUDf

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 15:31:41 »
Any update on how to purchase this for those that missed the initial GB?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #69 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 11:18:06 »
I'm getting a quote for the universal plate that was posted on page 1.

How many of these were manufactured, and how many were sold in the group buy? That will give me an approximate upper bound on the number of orders I might need.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #70 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 12:50:46 »
I'm getting a quote for the universal plate that was posted on page 1.

How many of these were manufactured, and how many were sold in the group buy? That will give me an approximate upper bound on the number of orders I might need.
There were about 85 sold during the group buy and there is interest for more.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 15:59:51 »
I'm getting a quote for the universal plate that was posted on page 1.

How many of these were manufactured, and how many were sold in the group buy? That will give me an approximate upper bound on the number of orders I might need.

You can count me in on that interest check. I don't feel like desoldering these switches just so I can get to the plate.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #72 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 22:58:18 »
I hope there's another round of this. I'm in for the PCB and the plate too.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 08:46:37 »
I designed my own plate files, but they have not been tested. Should be very accurate though. There are two versions: one which supports the fn1 and shift, and one which supports one 2.25u shift key. I recommend using plate mount stabilizers as pcb mounted stabilizers do not fit in the Vortex Core's case.

Here's a pic of the default one:
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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 26 April 2018, 03:18:17 »
Hi everyone, sorry for all the delays, but I'm happy to announce that production has started! Expected is that production will be finished within 6 weeks. Have a nice day :)

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (In production)
« Reply #75 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 01:43:26 »
I got a rough quote on plates from a New York City vendor at about $45 each for a batch of 20. However they don't stock 1.5mm aluminum so that includes the cost of a big aluminum sheet that can make many more than 20 plates. I'll keep asking around to see if I can get the price lower.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (In production)
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 14 May 2018, 23:47:40 »


Production will be finished on the 21st of May according to the manufacturer!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 22 May 2018, 06:42:32 »
The PCBs have arrived at my place, now to test and ship them  :D

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #78 on: Wed, 23 May 2018, 15:30:04 »
Had this carbon fiber plate made for the 7u layout. Fits pretty good in the Core's case. Thanks again Maarten for the plate files :thumb:





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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #79 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 09:29:43 »
Alright guys, here's the current situation:

The manufacturer used a different Micro USB connector. While they do just work fine, and are pretty sturdy, it's not the USB connector I had in mind. The manufacturer gives me the option to have them replace the connector, but that will probably cost a lot in shipping and import taxes. To give you somewhat of an idea, shipping from them to me was already over 150 USD. Here's a pic of the connector:


And this is the one meant to be on the boards:


The difference is in the four pins for securing the connector to the PCB. Look closely and you'll see that the current connector is soldered onto a hole.

Two options:
1. Use the connectors as is, because they're secure enough and we don't want even more delays
2. Spend a lot of money on shipping back and forth, causing even more delays. I'm not even certain if the budget allows for that.

What do you guys want?
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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #80 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 11:58:59 »
As is, I wouldn't forsee a problem to be honest.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #81 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:24:46 »
Ageeed,as long as it fits and is sturdy on the pcb i see no issues

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #82 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:28:27 »
If it works and fits in the case, that's good enough for me.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #83 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 02:34:35 »
I'd say just stick with the connector. If it fits in the stock case than there's no issues for me.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #84 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 04:45:51 »
Thanks for the feedback guys. I'll order shipping supplies this week and hope to have shipped everything out in two weeks. Most orders will take a little longer because of shipping to the proxies and how slow customs can be.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #85 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 11:26:31 »
Any update on shipping?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #86 on: Sat, 16 June 2018, 02:30:25 »
Any update on shipping?

I hope to ship the first PCBs out next week, and after that comes the rest. Still have to find a box to put all orders from the US in  :)

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #87 on: Sun, 17 June 2018, 17:11:18 »
Finally started the shipping process today - the first few have been packed & are ready to be dropped off tomorrow. Those who opted in for tracked shipping should have gotten an email with a tracking number. So happy to finish this group buy up!  :D

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #88 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 13:55:24 »
The UK proxy has received the orders for the UK today and will hopefully ship them tomorrow. This means 20% of the orders have shipped so far.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #89 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 06:40:45 »
Shipping today :)

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #90 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 12:12:12 »
I got one today  :thumb: ;D Thanks.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #91 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 14:43:49 »
Update for US & Canada orders
I'm almost done packing everything up to be sent to the proxy. Hold tight you guys!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #92 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 12:44:03 »
Everything has been dropped off at the post office today, should be on its way to the US. I expect it to take two weeks to arrive.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 09 July 2018, 00:39:48 »
Australian orders have been shipped from the proxy.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Completed)
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 00:41:05 »
All orders for the US and Canada have now been shipped, which means that this group buy is done  :D

If you want a tracking number or have any questions about the PCB or your order, please email me at atomkeeb -at- gmail.com or hit me up on Discord, my tag is Maarten#3065.

Thank you all so much!!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Completed)
« Reply #95 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 02:47:31 »
Nice work! Round 2 or extras for sale when <_<

who was the Australian proxy? Will see if I can hit them up to sell me an extra

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Completed)
« Reply #96 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 03:40:34 »
Nice work! Round 2 or extras for sale when <_<

who was the Australian proxy? Will see if I can hit them up to sell me an extra

Extras will be available from SpaceCat (US) or you can get them from me (EU-NL) right now. All other proxies don't have extras unfortunately.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Completed)
« Reply #97 on: Sat, 28 July 2018, 08:36:35 »
Extra's are up on SpaceCat! You can get them here: https://spacecat.design/collections/pcbs-cases-kits/products/atom47-pcb

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Completed)
« Reply #98 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 01:06:13 »
Hey, so I finally got through to re-flashing the QMK since I had got an XD75RE and was looking into adjusting the layout of that.

So far, all went well reflashing the XD75RE.  But when it came to plugging in the Atom47 board, I just got the white lite on the caps lock, hit the reset button (also tried PN + right CTRL to go into reset) and got blinking white LED under caps lock, but the QMK Toolbox didn't see/connect to the Atom47 PCB.  Is there something that I am missing here?  I have atmega32u4, at90usb1286, atmega32u2, atmega16u2 as the microcontrollers. 

I tried turning it off and on again and still no luck.   I'm having a fear it might be bricked, because I can't type on it anymore when I used to prior.  But nothing has changed since I was last using it to type on the default maps.  It was working, but just been shelved for a few weeks.

This is my first bit into QMK boards, so any bit of help would be appreciated.  Thanks!


Well, went back and swapped USB cables... it worked.  /smacks head

But now the darn caps lock LED doesn't want to turn off.  What is turning on the white LED under the tab/caps lock?  It's not tied to caps lock (at least when I'm toggling it) so I'm a bit perturbed what it is.  Is it stuck on a layer or something?
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