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[GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----All orders are shipped
« on: Fri, 19 January 2018, 23:11:09 »
UPDATE
https://kbdfans.cn/blogs/updates/kbd-8x-update-40

-Already in the anode, PCB is in transit.  2018-3-25

2018-08-28
All orders are shipped
 
Aluminum 6063
CNC production
80% layout
QMK program
Weight (case +steel  plate)1.85~2kg
Laser indicator hole
Included
Screw stabilizer (2U*4 6.25U*1 7U*1)
PCB
Case
Screws
Steel plate
Price
1-50pcs             225USD
51-100pcs         220USD
101-more          215USD
After the end of the group purchase, we will refund the difference  to your PayPal in order

Freeshipping all over the world

Shipping
Expected shipment time March 25, 2018

Because the Chinese New Year holiday is more than 10 days, so we may extend the shipment. We will produce the shipment as soon as possible, quality is first!

 

Stop buying in February 3rd

Thank you for everyone!

Update

2018-1-14

The angle was modified to 8 degrees

Layout


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Drak gray&gray



Black&Dark gray




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https://kbdfans.cn/products/gbkbdfans-8x-mechanical-keyboard-kit
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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 27 January 2018, 23:23:49 »
Approval bump  :thumb:

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 28 January 2018, 01:26:58 »
Looks like another nice KBDfans keyboard  :thumb:

What type of USB?  :cool:

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 28 January 2018, 01:28:39 »
So many TKL options right now..wew what a time to be alive. Is there going to be an option for an acrylic diffuser on this like the other kbd stuff?

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 28 January 2018, 02:15:17 »
How is the red color option, the entire thing or just the bottom?

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 28 January 2018, 12:53:45 »
How is the red color option, the entire thing or just the bottom?

if there's only 1 color listed in the option, it's the whole board
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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 28 January 2018, 16:31:41 »
Looks awesome! What type of USB? (Hopefully Type-C!)

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« Reply #7 on: Sun, 28 January 2018, 17:16:42 »
Looks awesome! What type of USB? (Hopefully Type-C!)

cutout looks like it's for a mini B, but it might be a universal
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Schumiboard" | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | MIRA SE | Weaven (MOD-M) | TGR Alice (68g vints) | MEME | Keycult No 1 (when it ships) | Southpaw Fullsize (when it ships) | I mostly use the Alice, but the Mira gets some use

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 06 February 2018, 07:21:09 »
Looks like another nice KBDfans keyboard  :thumb:

What type of USB?  :cool:
mini usb  It seems that many people like typec. : (

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 06 February 2018, 07:22:17 »
Looks awesome! What type of USB? (Hopefully Type-C!)
I think I can change the interface to type-c before shipment, and I seem to like a lot of type-c people.

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 06 February 2018, 14:53:46 »
Looks awesome! What type of USB? (Hopefully Type-C!)
I think I can change the interface to type-c before shipment, and I seem to like a lot of type-c people.

Looks awesome! What type of USB? (Hopefully Type-C!)
I think I can change the interface to type-c before shipment, and I seem to like a lot of type-c people.

That would be pretty great!

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 06 February 2018, 16:44:50 »
I am IN. :thumb:
Great looking kit, looking forward to receiving it.

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« Reply #12 on: Tue, 06 February 2018, 17:04:32 »
Looks awesome! What type of USB? (Hopefully Type-C!)
I think I can change the interface to type-c before shipment, and I seem to like a lot of type-c people.

Any plans to make an 1800 with usb-c? I need one in my life :p

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[GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 07:09:36 »
Joined in!

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 07:59:06 »
Joined in for a Dark Grey + Red one a while ago, can't wait to see GMK Solarised Dark on this.
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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 09:13:40 »
Could anybody answer a noob question. What kind of stabilizers do I need for this? Plate mounted?

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 09:16:11 »
Could anybody answer a noob question. What kind of stabilizers do I need for this? Plate mounted?

Screw-in stabilisers are included

(hopefully they don't bridge anything lmao)
I dance significantly better through bullet patterns than the alphanumerics. Known to cause heart failure in touch typists on sight.

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 10:37:02 »
Does the angle and dimensions match the numpad listed here? https://kbdfans.cn/products/kbdfans-pad-custom-mechanical-keyboard-diy-kit?variant=2533925158925

Would be interested in a set if they lined up perfectly (and there was a matching grey color option).

I don't mind mini-usb :)

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 08 February 2018, 22:37:50 »
Looks awesome! What type of USB? (Hopefully Type-C!)
I think I can change the interface to type-c before shipment, and I seem to like a lot of type-c people.

Will you announce it here if you do change to type C?

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 10 February 2018, 04:11:06 »
I'd rather like my keyboard to have a mini USB socket. Maybe you could offer USB C as an option instead of making it the default for everybody?

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 10 February 2018, 06:21:25 »
I prefer mini.

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 04:57:19 »
I would prefer mini as well since it's more accessible and wouldn't require me to go out and buy new cables.
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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 21:23:03 »
I would prefer mini as well since it's more accessible and wouldn't require me to go out and buy new cables.

USB-C cables are less than 2 dollars most of the time now
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Schumiboard" | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | MIRA SE | Weaven (MOD-M) | TGR Alice (68g vints) | MEME | Keycult No 1 (when it ships) | Southpaw Fullsize (when it ships) | I mostly use the Alice, but the Mira gets some use

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« Reply #23 on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 21:38:27 »
Looks awesome! What type of USB? (Hopefully Type-C!)
I think I can change the interface to type-c before shipment, and I seem to like a lot of type-c people.

Yes, USB Type C please!

Rather use Type C, itís longer lasting!

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 12 February 2018, 12:32:58 »
I've already placed my order, but if USB-C is an option, that'd be great!

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 13:05:51 »
What PCB is the kit using?

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« Reply #26 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 17:51:46 »
What PCB is the kit using?

its own new one
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Schumiboard" | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | MIRA SE | Weaven (MOD-M) | TGR Alice (68g vints) | MEME | Keycult No 1 (when it ships) | Southpaw Fullsize (when it ships) | I mostly use the Alice, but the Mira gets some use

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« Reply #27 on: Wed, 21 February 2018, 20:34:31 »
Joined in for a Dark Grey + Red one a while ago, can't wait to see GMK Solarised Dark on this.

Same!  :D

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 15:30:14 »
Hey, any update on this? Will the keyboards still ship on the 25th of March?

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 22 March 2018, 11:16:12 »
Hey, any update on this? Will the keyboards still ship on the 25th of March?

There appears to be an update posted on the 16th on the KBDFans' website: https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/blogs/updates/kbd-8x-update-40

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« Reply #30 on: Fri, 23 March 2018, 08:46:19 »
Nice, thanks for that link!

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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 12:26:11 »
We will want to carry this too in the future when it is in-stock :)
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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----90%
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 16:03:16 »
Looks like there was an update as of March 25th on https://kbdfans.cn/blogs/updates/kbd-8x-update-40

Aluminum is being anodized, and PCBs are in transit (to KBDFans)

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 16:18:24 »
Looks like there was an update as of March 25th on https://kbdfans.cn/blogs/updates/kbd-8x-update-40

Aluminum is being anodized, and PCBs are in transit (to KBDFans)

Comments on the post also has KBDfans stating they are on schedule for shipping end of March  :thumb:

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 12:59:16 »
Looks like they're shipping now or very soon!

https://kbdfans.cn/blogs/updates/kbd-8x-update-40   (same link as before, but updated since last time)

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 06:14:18 »
Got a shipping notification from kbdfans! Itís happening!

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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 21:48:44 »
Got a shipping notification from kbdfans! Itís happening!

yeah, heard from a few people that these are going out now

exciting
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Schumiboard" | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | MIRA SE | Weaven (MOD-M) | TGR Alice (68g vints) | MEME | Keycult No 1 (when it ships) | Southpaw Fullsize (when it ships) | I mostly use the Alice, but the Mira gets some use

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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 15:55:45 »
I wrote to them to ask why my tracking number wasn't working, and I got the following reply:

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A bad news, unfortunately, the PCB factory data appear problem, PCB can work, but the location of the stabilizer error, deviation of 1 mm, so we decided to scrap the PCB urgently, to produce a batch of PCB, so shipment will extend at least one week, I'm very sorry!

So, not quite ready yet, unfortunately. But hopefully they get it redone quickly and sent out soon. I'm glad they're testing it out fully before shipping. I'd hate to have that problem discovered after the board arrived.

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 17:35:27 »
unfortunately some boards seem to have shipped out already and with me having gotten a shipping notification quite a few days before the news as well I'm worried mine was sent out before the discovery as well. I'll just have to wait and see.
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« Reply #39 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 07:09:09 »
unfortunately some boards seem to have shipped out already and with me having gotten a shipping notification quite a few days before the news as well I'm worried mine was sent out before the discovery as well. I'll just have to wait and see.

Indeed, someone has received the shipment with the defective PCB. This person appears to be the one who reported the issue back to Wei. Though, the case looks great and is hefty at 5.1 lbs! Reddit post with photos: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/8cc6s3/kbd8x/?ref=share&ref_source=link

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 05:44:15 »
The Redditor mentioned that the shipment didn't include any LEDs for indicators. So I asked Wei whether he can include a few LEDs in three different colors, perhaps, red, blue and green, because I would be forced to purchase 50, 70 or even 100 of each color of LEDs otherwise. He said he will include a few LEDs in each shipment. Not sure which color will be shipped however. He clarified that 3 V, 1.8 mm or 3 mm LEDs will work. Also, he's still waiting on the re-manufactured PCBs and is hoping everything will be shipped within a week.
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« Reply #41 on: Mon, 23 April 2018, 21:10:04 »
Any update on this?

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 01 May 2018, 02:25:39 »
Just got my shipping notification! :-)

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« Reply #43 on: Wed, 02 May 2018, 17:32:22 »
I got a shipping notification from DHL, but I wasn't sure what it was for (I've ordered a couple things from China that it could conceivably be, but was hoping for this one, of course).

My shipping says it's arriving Friday (in the US) by end of day. That, I find hard to believe, as it's still in China on Wednesday. But who knows. In any case, excited to get my hands on it!

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 02 May 2018, 19:06:37 »
Mine arrived yesterday (in Australia, shipped on Sunday).

Got a black base and dark grey top WKL variant. Anodizing on it is super nice.

Came with two plates, a black aluminium one and a steel one.

No LEDs in my shipment unfortunately.

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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 02 May 2018, 20:53:21 »
Mine arrived yesterday (in Australia, shipped on Sunday).

Got a black base and dark grey top WKL variant. Anodizing on it is super nice.

Came with two plates, a black aluminium one and a steel one.

No LEDs in my shipment unfortunately.

1.8mm LEDs should be super easy to source locally for pretty cheap, they're very common

but also i'm sure kbdfans would be able to ship you some if you really need
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« Reply #46 on: Thu, 03 May 2018, 07:56:15 »
Received mine today.
I am assuming I received on with the 'faulty' PCB? (First time buying a completely custom keyboard so am unsure.)

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« Reply #47 on: Thu, 03 May 2018, 09:39:06 »
Received mine today.
I am assuming I received on with the 'faulty' PCB? (First time buying a completely custom keyboard so am unsure.)

The fixed models have started shipping out some days ago, surefire way to check is to just mount all ANSI stabs
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« Reply #48 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 10:10:56 »
Just built my KBDFans KBD8X with some German Dyesubs and 60g Skidata MX Clears. The right Shift and Fn are from Enjoy PBT and unfortunately don't exactly match the Cherry dyesubs. Does anybody know a good source for keys that match the original better?
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« Reply #49 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 21:56:21 »
Just built my KBDFans KBD8X with some German Dyesubs and 60g Skidata MX Clears. The right Shift and Fn are from Enjoy PBT and unfortunately don't exactly match the Cherry dyesubs. Does anybody know a good source for keys that match the original better?
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are those NCR dyesubs or regular?

i can't tell
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Schumiboard" | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | MIRA SE | Weaven (MOD-M) | TGR Alice (68g vints) | MEME | Keycult No 1 (when it ships) | Southpaw Fullsize (when it ships) | I mostly use the Alice, but the Mira gets some use

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