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TMK keymap generator is not recognizing my keyboard. I used a paper clip to initiate the reset. I know that the keyboard is in boot loader mode and my computer recognizes it.

Because on device manager "ATmega32U4" shows up under Atmel devices.

On top of that I have the chrome extension installed as well.

Have you updated the USB driver with zadig? The device manager should show "ATmega32u4dfu" if I recall correctly.

Also, double check that there aren't any errors in your layout. Box outline should be green.
Thanks for the help. I updated the drivers and restarted my PC. I then was able to flash the layout and it read my keyboard.

However, I flash it successfully and the meter goes to 100%, but the layout remains unchanged and it stays as the default layout.

Confusing right.

Have you tried flashing it using the TKG toolkit that does everything offline? That would be a pretty surefire option. It requires you download the files from the compiler and then flash them with the utility that's in the toolkit. I've linked it below.

https://github.com/kairyu/tkg-toolkit

Thanks for the suggestion. It still does not want to behave.

I'm able to flash fine. At least it seems like.

Here is the log.

layout (Fn layer for reference):
« Last Edit: Sun, 08 July 2018, 01:05:53 by Harms »

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TMK keymap generator is not recognizing my keyboard. I used a paper clip to initiate the reset. I know that the keyboard is in boot loader mode and my computer recognizes it.

Because on device manager "ATmega32U4" shows up under Atmel devices.

On top of that I have the chrome extension installed as well.

Have you updated the USB driver with zadig? The device manager should show "ATmega32u4dfu" if I recall correctly.

Also, double check that there aren't any errors in your layout. Box outline should be green.
Thanks for the help. I updated the drivers and restarted my PC. I then was able to flash the layout and it read my keyboard.

However, I flash it successfully and the meter goes to 100%, but the layout remains unchanged and it stays as the default layout.

Confusing right.

Have you tried flashing it using the TKG toolkit that does everything offline? That would be a pretty surefire option. It requires you download the files from the compiler and then flash them with the utility that's in the toolkit. I've linked it below.

https://github.com/kairyu/tkg-toolkit

Thanks for the suggestion. It still does not want to behave.

I'm able to flash fine. At least it seems like.

Here is the log.
Show Image

layout (Fn layer for reference):
Show Image


Do you have a screenshot of when you compiled the layout in TKG? I think the FN settings could be the cause of the issue.

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TMK keymap generator is not recognizing my keyboard. I used a paper clip to initiate the reset. I know that the keyboard is in boot loader mode and my computer recognizes it.

Because on device manager "ATmega32U4" shows up under Atmel devices.

On top of that I have the chrome extension installed as well.

Have you updated the USB driver with zadig? The device manager should show "ATmega32u4dfu" if I recall correctly.

Also, double check that there aren't any errors in your layout. Box outline should be green.
Thanks for the help. I updated the drivers and restarted my PC. I then was able to flash the layout and it read my keyboard.

However, I flash it successfully and the meter goes to 100%, but the layout remains unchanged and it stays as the default layout.

Confusing right.

Have you tried flashing it using the TKG toolkit that does everything offline? That would be a pretty surefire option. It requires you download the files from the compiler and then flash them with the utility that's in the toolkit. I've linked it below.

https://github.com/kairyu/tkg-toolkit

Thanks for the suggestion. It still does not want to behave.

I'm able to flash fine. At least it seems like.

Here is the log.
Show Image

layout (Fn layer for reference):
Show Image


Do you have a screenshot of when you compiled the layout in TKG? I think the FN settings could be the cause of the issue.
I hope it is ahaaha.


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Can you clarify what bottom row layout works with a 7u space?

is it 1.25/1.25/1.25 as you would normally expect? or only the 1.25/1.25/1.5(?) that's shown on keyboard layout editor?

it's not 100% clear what's to the left, would this work: http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/06eecf26b32970478f3e773e52dfa3d1
« Last Edit: Sat, 14 July 2018, 14:30:47 by flyingalbatross1 »

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Can you clarify what bottom row layout works with a 7u space?

is it 1.25/1.25/1.25 as you would normally expect? or only the 1.25/1.25/1.5(?) that's shown on keyboard layout editor?

it's not 100% clear what's to the left, would this work: http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/06eecf26b32970478f3e773e52dfa3d1

With the current plates, the only layouts that work should be the 1.25/1.25/1.25 and 1.25/1.25/1.5. The second of those should work with a 7u space, giving you 1.25/1.25/1.5/7/1/1 bottom row.


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Would also appreciate an update since the last update quoted 1-2 months for reproduction of aluminum cases and it's been just over two months since the update.

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Would also appreciate an update since the last update quoted 1-2 months for reproduction of aluminum cases and it's been just over two months since the update.

Really sorry that I haven't been updating the GH thread, but at the moment, I am still waiting on the money to be returned to me from KP. There were some conditions that have changed from when I last updated the GH thread, but in short, I need to ship everything that remains back to them before I can get my money back. I've described it more in full on the website update and in the emails that I have sent out. I've linked the update on the website below and I strongly encourage everyone to subscribe to the update emails so you can have an idea of what is happening and when.

Most recent update:
https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/southpaw-gb-update-10

Update email subscription link:
https://switchplate.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=618cf646781228a46f5914218&id=3fc437233f


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Also wanted to give everyone an idea of what has been sorted out with the new factory so far, but in the end, I had to find a new factory for steel/laser fabrication because, according to KP, the old one was not willing to remanufacture as they probably worried that a second run would be rejected again because of quality. I had samples made to check quality and the quality looks excellent. the cuts are very clean and there was absolutely no residual metal or burrs that developed from the laser work. Below is the sample that I got from them a few weeks back. The only thing that is left is to tweak the finish as the sample I got was sandblasted with a pretty coarse material. Comparing the finish samples with the cases I got, it will be finished at 120 grit to as resemble the pre-rework cases. Note that the case that is being compared to in the last picture is a pre-rework case.








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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #309 on: Sun, 22 July 2018, 14:34:10 »
I got my problem fixed with help from Lotsati. :)

If anyone experiences the same issue I had. Hit me up.

I had a driver issue where I was suppose to update the driver from lib usb to WinUsb.

After doing that via zag dig it worked like a charm. :)

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #310 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 03:41:05 »
Can't wait for the new batch to come home  :eek:

Come on people, post your build ! I need my fix.

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #311 on: Tue, 31 July 2018, 20:35:24 »
I'll post more once it gets rebuilt once more and with a new set.. changing the switches   :p


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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #312 on: Tue, 31 July 2018, 21:21:53 »
I'll post more once it gets rebuilt once more and with a new set.. changing the switches   :p

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Looks nice. What're your changing from? And to?

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #313 on: Thu, 02 August 2018, 20:23:21 »
I'll post more once it gets rebuilt once more and with a new set.. changing the switches   :p

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Looks nice. What're your changing from? And to?

Going from box reds to maybe some silent blacks or another linear switch not too sure, just something pcb mount instead of plate mount switches.

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #314 on: Tue, 07 August 2018, 08:38:38 »
Had an update from the proxy - Integrated Case no longer workable :(

I'm leaning towards the aluminium case, does anyone have any tips/feelings about how the aluminium and the bent case differ? Does the bent case have some slope to it? Is the bent case sturdy? Is the aluminium case overly heavy?

I know you're running a full size southpaw right now, will there be a r2 65% or similar at some time in the future?

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #315 on: Tue, 07 August 2018, 10:16:37 »
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Had an update from the proxy - Integrated Case no longer workable :(

Got it too :(

I'll go for a Bent Plate for $$$ reason. I'd love to read some feedback about it. Is it sturdy enough to not have a little wobble when you hit a key ?

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #316 on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 03:54:32 »
Hi any updates here?

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #317 on: Sun, 12 August 2018, 15:10:15 »
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Had an update from the proxy - Integrated Case no longer workable :(

Got it too :(

I'll go for a Bent Plate for $$$ reason. I'd love to read some feedback about it. Is it sturdy enough to not have a little wobble when you hit a key ?

If my memory doesn't decieve me, in this thread somewhere somebody who had a bent plate said it's amazing. Rock solid, good weight, no flex etc. They were v.happy.

Only reason I went alu case is because I can't cope without that angle! Can't do with a flat board. Otherwise i'd take the bent plate right away.

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #318 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 02:55:04 »
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Had an update from the proxy - Integrated Case no longer workable :(

Got it too :(

I'll go for a Bent Plate for $$$ reason. I'd love to read some feedback about it. Is it sturdy enough to not have a little wobble when you hit a key ?

If my memory doesn't decieve me, in this thread somewhere somebody who had a bent plate said it's amazing. Rock solid, good weight, no flex etc. They were v.happy.

Only reason I went alu case is because I can't cope without that angle! Can't do with a flat board. Otherwise i'd take the bent plate right away.

Cool ! That's reassuring  :) Thanks for the reply.

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #319 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 08:57:42 »
Hi any updates here?

I got the remfg order from candykeys today and visited the two factories that will be doing the cases and plates. Everything looks good so funds are going to be sent to them and work should start no later than next week. Shouldn't be long from then on out.