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Offline PlayKeyboardTW

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How has nobody commented on this?
Is that just a camera trick? That looks SO WHITE! I'm actually kind of jealous...
BEAUTIFUL!

I did! :p

I also wanted to post that I finally got around to building mine. Box Royals which feel a lot smoother on the SA Row1 than I anticipated. (Scratchy experience with Hakos in the past).

This has been a great GB experience for me, lots of communication and status updates, even videos on the shipping. It might feel mundane but I know participants like me just loved the transparency of it.

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Oh! Love this retro look. :thumb:

Offline donut_sauce

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Here's my purple ca66 with Pristine (eventually either Phantom or Taro when they show up). Tried a bunch of different plate /switch combos- navies, ergo clears, alu plates, brass plates, etc.. and ended up settling with lubed switch filmed gat blacks on brass with sound dampening foam inside.

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Offline Lormania

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Looks amazing donut_sauce!!! If I got in on the GB it would be for the purple. Hoping the extras exist!

Offline PlayKeyboardTW

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Here's my purple ca66 with Pristine (eventually either Phantom or Taro when they show up). Tried a bunch of different plate /switch combos- navies, ergo clears, alu plates, brass plates, etc.. and ended up settling with lubed switch filmed gat blacks on brass with sound dampening foam inside.

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Woooo you inspired me a new set up. Nice! :thumb:

Offline breckstar

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Updated SA Hyperfuse after fix-kit GB:


Offline ringzero

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^ That Hyperfuse is amazing.

@play_keyboard: I screwed up my PCB (wanted to change switches, so I desoldered, and I think I must have damaged a line - though I can't see where), and some keys no longer work :(. Rest of board seems fine, LED animation plays etc. Are there any options? Can I buy another PCB, or maybe buy the file to get a new one made?

Offline donut_sauce

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^ That Hyperfuse is amazing.

@play_keyboard: I screwed up my PCB (wanted to change switches, so I desoldered, and I think I must have damaged a line - though I can't see where), and some keys no longer work :(. Rest of board seems fine, LED animation plays etc. Are there any options? Can I buy another PCB, or maybe buy the file to get a new one made?
You can probably just bridge the bad pads on the pcb.

Offline ringzero

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^ That Hyperfuse is amazing.

@play_keyboard: I screwed up my PCB (wanted to change switches, so I desoldered, and I think I must have damaged a line - though I can't see where), and some keys no longer work :(. Rest of board seems fine, LED animation plays etc. Are there any options? Can I buy another PCB, or maybe buy the file to get a new one made?
You can probably just bridge the bad pads on the pcb.

That makes sense, but I don't see what looks like damage from visual inspection on most of the board (I can see what looks like a probable cause for one key, but not the others, which aren't closeby).

Offline pmsingchicken

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Just built my CA66 and for the life of me I can not get it into bootloader mode. I've tried different cables and computers. You just hold down Escape while plugging it in right?

Offline broden

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Just built my CA66 and for the life of me I can not get it into bootloader mode. I've tried different cables and computers. You just hold down Escape while plugging it in right?
I had to change ports a couple of times, but yes plugging in via ESC should work. LED strip should turn all white when in DFU mode (ready to flash)


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Offline wowremy

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ended up settling with lubed switch filmed gat blacks
I was thinking of building mine with BOX Blacks for stability with SA caps :)

Offline donut_sauce

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ended up settling with lubed switch filmed gat blacks
I was thinking of building mine with BOX Blacks for stability with SA caps :)
That sounds like a fine choice :thumb:

Offline Vizir

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dammit. missed this GB. any plans of bringing it back?

Offline sysfury

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I'm getting closer to starting soldering. I haven't built a keyboard before. I haven't soldered in 30 years.

Does this solder point look OK? Both my PCBs look like this. I think it's for the \| key. Will I be able to make this work?

Offline donut_sauce

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I'm getting closer to starting soldering. I haven't built a keyboard before. I haven't soldered in 30 years.

Does this solder point look OK? Both my PCBs look like this. I think it's for the \| key. Will I be able to make this work?
Yeah thatís how is supposed to look. You can test out your pcb before soldering by plugging it in and testing each set of switch pads using a set of tweezers

Offline sysfury

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Yeah thatís how is supposed to look. You can test out your pcb before soldering by plugging it in and testing each set of switch pads using a set of tweezers
I tested with tweezers from the top side, and everything works. I'm just worried about soldering this switch when there is no visible pad on the bottom side. Will I have to do something different with pads like this?

Offline donut_sauce

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Yeah thatís how is supposed to look. You can test out your pcb before soldering by plugging it in and testing each set of switch pads using a set of tweezers
I tested with tweezers from the top side, and everything works. I'm just worried about soldering this switch when there is no visible pad on the bottom side. Will I have to do something different with pads like this?
The pad is there, itís just not a full circle.

Offline pmsingchicken

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Just built my CA66 and for the life of me I can not get it into bootloader mode. I've tried different cables and computers. You just hold down Escape while plugging it in right?
I had to change ports a couple of times, but yes plugging in via ESC should work. LED strip should turn all white when in DFU mode (ready to flash)


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Thanks for the help. I was finally able to get it into bootloader by jumping reset and vcc on the back of the board itself.

Offline PlayKeyboardTW

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Another dream purple set combo. :p

^ That Hyperfuse is amazing.

@play_keyboard: I screwed up my PCB (wanted to change switches, so I desoldered, and I think I must have damaged a line - though I can't see where), and some keys no longer work :(. Rest of board seems fine, LED animation plays etc. Are there any options? Can I buy another PCB, or maybe buy the file to get a new one made?
You can probably just bridge the bad pads on the pcb.

That makes sense, but I don't see what looks like damage from visual inspection on most of the board (I can see what looks like a probable cause for one key, but not the others, which aren't closeby).

Was your problem been solved?

dammit. missed this GB. any plans of bringing it back?

Yes. ;D

Yeah thatís how is supposed to look. You can test out your pcb before soldering by plugging it in and testing each set of switch pads using a set of tweezers
I tested with tweezers from the top side, and everything works. I'm just worried about soldering this switch when there is no visible pad on the bottom side. Will I have to do something different with pads like this?
The pad is there, itís just not a full circle.

Yes, try to extend solder and connect pad and switch pin. It should work fine. :thumb:

Just built my CA66 and for the life of me I can not get it into bootloader mode. I've tried different cables and computers. You just hold down Escape while plugging it in right?
I had to change ports a couple of times, but yes plugging in via ESC should work. LED strip should turn all white when in DFU mode (ready to flash)


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Thanks for the help. I was finally able to get it into bootloader by jumping reset and vcc on the back of the board itself.

How's it going right now?

Offline donut_sauce

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Thanks again, PlayKeyboardTW. This has been an amazingly smooth GB with constant update and communication. I love that you are still checking in on everyone and making sure weíre all happy!

An amazing GB runner and Iím so excited to see what yíall will be running next:) (teasers?)

Offline ringzero

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Was your problem been solved?

+1 to this being an amazing GB! No, haven't managed to solve it just yet :(

Offline driftingbunnies

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man, so sad i missed out. How much longer must i wait?! :(

Offline Daellin

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SA Oblivion finally arrived!



Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Offline dc_in_sf

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Jealous, mine is still in transit

Offline Vizir

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dammit. missed this GB. any plans of bringing it back?

Yes. ;D


Any estimate when? I need this!

Offline PlayKeyboardTW

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SA Oblivion finally arrived!

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Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?