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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.
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layout (Fn layer for reference):
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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
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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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Any status on the bent place orders? Thanks
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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.

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #320 on: Tue, 21 August 2018, 10:29:41 »
Anyone selling their spot? Let me know iím willing to take it thank you


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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #321 on: Tue, 21 August 2018, 11:26:49 »
Anyone selling their spot? Let me know iím willing to take it thank you


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I have an order for a bent steel case version

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #322 on: Tue, 21 August 2018, 12:04:17 »
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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #323 on: Mon, 03 September 2018, 13:33:13 »
Have the remanufactured boards been sent out? I don't believe I have received anything yet.

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #324 on: Mon, 03 September 2018, 15:58:53 »
Have the remanufactured boards been sent out? I don't believe I have received anything yet.

There were some delays in the process and I ended up doing a factory visit earlier this month so things have been pushed back a little. Everything has paid for so I'm awaiting a date of completion from the factory. I'll send out a proper update once I have a confirmed date.

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #325 on: Mon, 03 September 2018, 16:24:33 »
Hi, mine looks like this but my LED's/RGB's wont turn on, any idea what I'm doing wrong in TMK?

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 7/20/18
« Reply #326 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 03:54:44 »
I've been a little busy lately so I haven't had the chance to update this thread in a real long time. My apologies for that.

I went to visit the factory back in mid august to make sure that things were in place and everything was done as it should be as this is also the factory that will be manufacturing southpaw fs and most likely other projects in the future.

As far as sp65 is concerned, they've completed cnc work and are checking things over before they're sent to finish and anodization. I'll be sending out another update as I get an exact date, but at the moment, delivery for the reworked units is still TBA. Below is one of the cases that'll be checked over and used as a master after I get better pictures from the factory.



Once again, if you have any questions regarding these units that are being manufactured right now, don't hesitate to post here.

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 9/14/18
« Reply #327 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 10:05:43 »
The more you wait, the more you enjoy :p (not sure if it is a good translation)  :)

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 9/14/18
« Reply #328 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 14:23:32 »
is there any way to change the case color before they get anod?
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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 9/14/18
« Reply #329 on: Sun, 16 September 2018, 22:40:56 »
is there any way to change the case color before they get anod?

At this point, everything is locked in as making changes to the order is a lot of work for both me and the factory.

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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 9/14/18
« Reply #330 on: Mon, 17 September 2018, 06:14:49 »
is there any way to change the case color before they get anod?

At this point, everything is locked in as making changes to the order is a lot of work for both me and the factory.

Thought so, but thanks for all the hard work you've put in this gb!
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Re: [GB] Southpaw Extended 65% - Remanufacturing - Updated 9/14/18
« Reply #331 on: Mon, 24 September 2018, 09:55:28 »
To anyone still having trouble getting the LED's to work properly on the Southpaw Extended 65%, I did a bit of trial and error and ended up with the following configuration which seems to work.

Following reconsiderit's programming guide in this thread, there are just a few additional steps in kai.tkg.io for the function and LED steps prior to flashing.    Full disclosure, I've never used TKG or programmed a keyboard before in my life, so this may have been obvious to some, but I couldn't find anything online, so I wanted to put this down for anyone else struggling.

Function: I had to add a second Fn key, and set it up to toggle the underglow RGB LED's.  This is located under "Built in Functions", as shown in the image below. This turns the underglow on and off.

LEDs: I got here with a good amount of trial and error, but all the led's seem to be working with the configuration shown below.

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If there are any issues with the image (It's not displaying properly in the post preview) LEDs are as follows:

LED1   Active Low   Indicator   Num Lock  (do not check 'backlight')
LED2   Active Low   Indicator   Caps Lock  (do not check 'backlight')
LED3   Active Low   None   (do not check 'backlight')
LED4   RGB LED    Number of LED's = 9

I'm still waiting on keycaps and stabs before I can finalize my build, but I'll try to post some glamour shots when it's done!  Thanks to reconsiderit for an awesome layout and all the work that went into (and is still going into) the GB!