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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 03:37:43 »
Just join in for gray / blue plate + extra PCB , Brass plate , titanium logo ! This with my GMK Laser to come, it will be amazing  :eek:

I am so hyped

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 03:50:19 »
Are there any images of the board in black?

Unsure whether I should just order 1 PCB and rely on my good soldering skills or not... Can we buy PCB's afterwards if I mess up?

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 04:15:31 »
The titanium logo, what kind of finish/colour will it have?

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #53 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 04:33:54 »
Just join in for gray / blue plate + extra PCB , Brass plate , titanium logo ! This with my GMK Laser to come, it will be amazing  :eek:

I am so hyped

 ;D ;D ;D

Are there any images of the board in black?

Unsure whether I should just order 1 PCB and rely on my good soldering skills or not... Can we buy PCB's afterwards if I mess up?

No since there wasn't anyone wanted a black one in past 2 GBs. :eek:

Yes I think, but shipping fee is kind of expensive.

The titanium logo, what kind of finish/colour will it have?

Please check here: https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj

There's a pic for it.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 05:15:25 »
Just join in for gray / blue plate + extra PCB , Brass plate , titanium logo ! This with my GMK Laser to come, it will be amazing  :eek:

I am so hyped

You know Laser is Purple not Blue right? (Not trolling, it could just be easy to mistake some of the renders for blue :D). Blue probably still would look good with laser tho. I've been debating what color I like best myself, trying to get myself to get something other than purple just cause I can't have ONLY purple keyboards.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 05:33:28 »

No since there wasn't anyone wanted a black one in past 2 GBs. :eek:


Count me as the first person to order black then :D

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 06:02:24 »
Just join in for gray / blue plate + extra PCB , Brass plate , titanium logo ! This with my GMK Laser to come, it will be amazing  :eek:

I am so hyped

You know Laser is Purple not Blue right? (Not trolling, it could just be easy to mistake some of the renders for blue :D). Blue probably still would look good with laser tho. I've been debating what color I like best myself, trying to get myself to get something other than purple just cause I can't have ONLY purple keyboards.

Ahah I know it is not blue, not really purple neither for me. I think it would fit nicely on a purple ca66 but it will make the keyset blend to much (for what I think). I took a gray case, I think it is a safe bet. And yes I could have take silver plate to be safe also, but I think a blue plate would fit GMK laser (and infact it is not really visible :/ ! I would have chosen a purple plate if possible but obviously it is not possible :( !

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 06:38:51 »
Unsure whether I should just order 1 PCB and rely on my good soldering skills or not... Can we buy PCB's afterwards if I mess up?

Make sure you have a temperature controllable soldering iron. Aoyue makes some cheapo options. Set the temperature to something like 350C and you'll be golden. Soldering really isn't that difficult, you shouldn't have to invest into a second PCB.

There's tons of good videos on Youtube as well that explain it, like this one:
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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #58 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 07:20:38 »
Unsure whether I should just order 1 PCB and rely on my good soldering skills or not... Can we buy PCB's afterwards if I mess up?

Make sure you have a temperature controllable soldering iron. Aoyue makes some cheapo options. Set the temperature to something like 350C and you'll be golden. Soldering really isn't that difficult, you shouldn't have to invest into a second PCB.

There's tons of good videos on Youtube as well that explain it, like this one:

Im not so worried about my soldering. I solder for a few companies here in the UK. It is just if I mess up, the faff that will be involved with getting another PCB.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 07:24:17 »
More silver version photos
https://imgur.com/a/k4Qbv

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 07:56:27 »
Yasss im in! Got a gray + silver/brass plate and additional titanium badge for gmk laser. So hyped for this!


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 07:58:20 »
Unsure whether I should just order 1 PCB and rely on my good soldering skills or not... Can we buy PCB's afterwards if I mess up?

Make sure you have a temperature controllable soldering iron. Aoyue makes some cheapo options. Set the temperature to something like 350C and you'll be golden. Soldering really isn't that difficult, you shouldn't have to invest into a second PCB.

There's tons of good videos on Youtube as well that explain it, like this one:

Im not so worried about my soldering. I solder for a few companies here in the UK. It is just if I mess up, the faff that will be involved with getting another PCB.

Trust yourself, nothing big deal. ;D

Yasss im in! Got a gray + silver/brass plate and additional titanium badge for gmk laser. So hyped for this!


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Thanks for sharing bro! :thumb:

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 08:08:43 »
If I have extra PCB & plate, can I order 1 more case?
   

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 08:16:59 »
Yey, really was so looking forward to this GB!
Is it possible to order extra plates in different colors? Should I just choose brass plate and specify somewhere that Id like a different color?

Yes, you can PM me about your choice.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 08:26:15 »
If I have extra PCB & plate, can I order 1 more case?

We charge for a full kit as an unit. Additional plate can be seen as a replacement, considering there might be some unexpected damage when assembling.

So I have to say sorry. :(

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 08:38:22 »
Choices, choices.  That dark red color is unique.  Any suggestions what keycaps would go well with that color?

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #66 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 08:59:11 »
Good lord, that grey blue <3 Was originally planning on putting Mackey Lime in this, which might still work with the blue, but I'll have to get it anyway. Just too perfect.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #67 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:00:56 »
Can you speak more about the QMK support? Has the PCB been added to the QMK repository?

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #68 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:05:00 »

It would be nice to see some more pictures of the dark red, assuming it's real and not a render/photoshop. Particularily in some different lighting and with some keycaps in a well known colorway.

Loving this case, will probably join but not sure of the color yet.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:14:22 »
Choices, choices.  That dark red color is unique.  Any suggestions what keycaps would go well with that color?

Light, grey ones. Google images of MSX Yashica-YC64! :)

Thinking of going in hard for this colorway. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #70 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:28:59 »
If I have extra PCB & plate, can I order 1 more case?

We charge for a full kit as an unit. Additional plate can be seen as a replacement, considering there might be some unexpected damage when assembling.

So I have to say sorry. :(

Thanks for the reply, I understand ;D
   

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #71 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:57:03 »
Just to clarify, will invoices be sent out on/shortly after February 15th, or will they be sent out in waves as people order? Been looking forward to this for a while, and excited to see that expected shipping is on my birthday! :D

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:16:10 »
Can you speak more about the QMK support? Has the PCB been added to the QMK repository?

I might ask PCB maker for some json files for everyone to use. :thumb:

Just to clarify, will invoices be sent out on/shortly after February 15th, or will they be sent out in waves as people order? Been looking forward to this for a while, and excited to see that expected shipping is on my birthday! :D

Thanks for reminding me that. Already edited in the main post. ;D

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[GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:25:47 »
I want to ask what does the rgb led animation on the right means? Cant see it on the pics. Does it have rgb leds built it in already?


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:37:24 »
I want to ask what does the rgb led animation on the right means? Cant see it on the pics. Does it have rgb leds built it in already?


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:44:41 »
I'm in! Were you able to negotiate any discounts based on quantity targets?

Also are both of these gray?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186538;image

https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186544;image

The colors look so different, unless the first one is a render and the second one is an actual production shot?
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:50:36 by bball2 »

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:47:21 »
I want to ask what does the rgb led animation on the right means? Cant see it on the pics. Does it have rgb leds built it in already?


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 11:05:34 »
Choices, choices.  That dark red color is unique.  Any suggestions what keycaps would go well with that color?

Light, grey ones. Google images of MSX Yashica-YC64! :)

Thinking of going in hard for this colorway. :thumb:

Thanks, I love that retro look.  But I don't have any grey keycaps though.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 11:47:31 »
Choices, choices.  That dark red color is unique.  Any suggestions what keycaps would go well with that color?

Light, grey ones. Google images of MSX Yashica-YC64! :)

Thinking of going in hard for this colorway. :thumb:

Thanks, I love that retro look.  But I don't have any grey keycaps though.

Neither do I. We might have to do some shopping. ;)

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 11:57:20 »
Ive seen that invoices will be sent out during the GB - will the final payment date be the 15th for all invoices?


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 12:27:47 »
Sorry if this has been answered in the IC thread but is the RGB LED programmable? I assume so but just making sure.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 12:34:04 »
Is there an estimate for shipping to the US yet? I think I could justify two if it wasnt too expensive

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« Reply #82 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 12:36:06 »
Is there an estimate for shipping to the US yet? I think I could justify two if it wasnt too expensive
Shipping fee: 45USD (for all locations)

I think it's 45 to everywhere? Shipping hurts :(


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #83 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 12:45:12 »
wow really digging this throwback to old school ibm designs. submitted!
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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #84 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 14:17:33 »
This going to be limited at all?

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #85 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 14:27:39 »
This going to be limited at all?

Timeline:

    Order deadline: Feb 15th
    Estimated shipping date: May 15th
    No quantity limit
    Invoices will be sent out through GB time

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 15:15:09 »
Could anyone photoshop GMK Laser onto purple case? I know it should be a good match, but I'd prefer seeing this before ordering.

I'm also thinking how Laser would look on grey case, which is generally a better universal match...

Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #87 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 15:28:24 »
What is the cheapest you can get this for? By that I mean, with only the essentials (with the case, but no extras).The formating of the pricing is confusing to me.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #88 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 15:38:49 »
What is the cheapest you can get this for? By that I mean, with only the essentials (with the case, but no extras).The formating of the pricing is confusing to me.

Base colour of $275 which including case, alu plate, PCB and brass badge if you choose HHKB style plus shippig $45 plus PP fee 4.4%
so $334.08 all up

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #89 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 15:46:18 »
what are the chances we could also get a acrylic plate, or the file to make one for ourself?

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #90 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 16:08:26 »
Could anyone photoshop GMK Laser onto purple case? I know it should be a good match, but I'd prefer seeing this before ordering.

I'm also thinking how Laser would look on grey case, which is generally a better universal match...

I'm also facing the same dilemma. Go Grey or go purple. I'm not sure sure if the purple here will exactly match the shade of purple of GMK Laser. Alternatively it all plays into the Outrun color theme

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #91 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 16:13:54 »
Crappy photoshopTM of GMK Laser on the Purple board. Doesn't look half bad :))

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #92 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 16:47:09 »
Thank you very much  :thumb:

Honestly it doesn't look as great as I thought - the keycaps are significantly darker than the case.

Would it be too much to ask to do the same with grey case?

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #93 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 17:17:47 »
Laser GMK with Grey

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« Reply #94 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 17:54:44 »
Thank you again.

To my surprise, grey seems to be at least as good fit for Laser as purple, so I'll probably go with grey. OTOH I already have a grey Norbatouch, maybe I should take something more cheerful for a change ;)

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #95 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 18:55:23 »
I think the 'C' and 'A' on the badge need to be moved towards the middle of the badge a bit. That spacing is a little awkward.
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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #96 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 20:25:36 »
I'm in! Were you able to negotiate any discounts based on quantity targets?

Also are both of these gray?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186538;image

https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186544;image

The colors look so different, unless the first one is a render and the second one is an actual production shot?

It is the final price. Both colors in pics are gray.

Ive seen that invoices will be sent out during the GB - will the final payment date be the 15th for all invoices?


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5 days after you receive your invoice. Just edited, thanks!

Is there an estimate for shipping to the US yet? I think I could justify two if it wasnt too expensive
Shipping fee: 45USD (for all locations)

I think it's 45 to everywhere? Shipping hurts :(



Yes it hurts :-X

The owner of the shipping company is our friend, so this is a price after discount.

Glad it didn't reach to 50USD per person. ;D

What is the cheapest you can get this for? By that I mean, with only the essentials (with the case, but no extras).The formating of the pricing is confusing to me.

Base colour of $275 which including case, alu plate, PCB and brass badge if you choose HHKB style plus shippig $45 plus PP fee 4.4%
so $334.08 all up

Thanks for helping. :thumb:

what are the chances we could also get a acrylic plate, or the file to make one for ourself?

Will share the file after the GB. :thumb:

I think the 'C' and 'A' on the badge need to be moved towards the middle of the badge a bit. That spacing is a little awkward.
https://i.imgur.com/YXbBV9r.jpg

We wil do some changes. Thanks for mentioning that. ;D

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #97 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 22:39:58 »
I noticed a lot of folks getting a brass plate are also getting the gold option for the aluminum which seems odd to me. Wont they be pretty similar in color? Is it just for feel difference or is the brass a wildly different color?

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« Reply #98 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 22:58:29 »
I noticed a lot of folks getting a brass plate are also getting the gold option for the aluminum which seems odd to me. Wont they be pretty similar in color? Is it just for feel difference or is the brass a wildly different color?

Seems like they are pretty similar. I got brass for the brass name tag and then silver for the titanium one. Seemed like the best option to me.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #99 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 23:03:34 »
I can't make up my mind between Dark blue, Dark red, and purple..