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Offline mkarlsson

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[GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 07 May 2018, 12:03:34 »
Got mine today!



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« Reply #51 on: Mon, 07 May 2018, 13:35:10 »
[...]

are those NCR dyesubs or regular?

i can't tell

They're regular dyesubs.

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 07 May 2018, 16:27:37 »
Got mine today, very excited! But I'm new to custom keebs, not to mention QMK programming and customization. I've done numerous phone and router flashing. So I would imagine actual flashing process won't be too difficult. However, as for building my own hex file, so far I've figured out how to use QMK builder to assign custom keycodes to specific keys in multiple layers. But I am still so confused as to what I need to do with pin outs and wiring. Could anyone please help me with this or point me in the right direction? I would like to configure mine to have the following layout.

195194-0

EDIT: NVM! After testing out the PCB, I found that I will need to make just 2 small changes to the keymap for it to support the layout I want.
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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 07 May 2018, 19:04:41 »
Got mine today! A few pics:







Good color match with the kbdfans numpad (version 1), angle is a bit different.

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« Reply #54 on: Mon, 07 May 2018, 21:17:30 »
Man... who the hell screwed the case together before shipping... 2/6 tiny little screws look stripped. They have in the really deep recess too so not even sure on how to disassemble it.

Edit: finally got it removed, but man that was not easy...
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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 08 May 2018, 01:56:13 »
Got mine today!

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That looks pretty nice. Is that black or drak gary?

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 08 May 2018, 12:40:14 »
Got mine today!

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That looks pretty nice. Is that black or drak gary?

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Dark gray

Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 08 May 2018, 12:47:20 »
Any chance of these being restocked in the future?

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 08 May 2018, 12:52:04 »
Man... who the hell screwed the case together before shipping... 2/6 tiny little screws look stripped. They have in the really deep recess too so not even sure on how to disassemble it.

Edit: finally got it removed, but man that was not easy...

I had a similar issue with one screw in the back where the recess is very deep. It was screwed in very very tightly. And due to the small size and deep recess, I was lucky to have a screwdriver that fit. And I had to use pliers on the screwdriver to get enough leverage to turn the screw. Thankfully it did come out and I got he case apart. But yeah, I think the anodizing must have coated the threads and made them extra stiff.

Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 12 May 2018, 15:25:38 »
Any idea on if these might get restocked?

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 12 May 2018, 17:21:49 »
Any idea on if these might get restocked?
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« Reply #61 on: Sat, 12 May 2018, 21:15:05 »
I emailed Wei about that last night. He said said a second batch should be arriving around June.

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----98%
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 12 May 2018, 22:38:57 »
I emailed Wei about that last night. He said said a second batch should be arriving around June.

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Exciting news! I’ll for sure be grabbing one in June.

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----All orders are shipped
« Reply #63 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 02:45:28 »
Wei, I see that round 3 will have gem stones embedded in the led hole instead of the laser indicator. What makes this a good idea and can they be removed?


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« Reply #64 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 13:53:17 »
Wei, I see that round 3 will have gem stones embedded in the led hole instead of the laser indicator. What makes this a good idea and can they be removed?

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Please Wei, i would like to get another 8X, but not with those crystals. Can it be removed? Will next rounds, if there are, have those crystals too?

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----All orders are shipped
« Reply #65 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 13:55:04 »
I too would prefer that the gemstones are not included.
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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----All orders are shipped
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 14:02:56 »
Wei, I see that round 3 will have gem stones embedded in the led hole instead of the laser indicator. What makes this a good idea and can they be removed?

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Gotta have that bling :cool:

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« Reply #67 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 15:44:45 »
Another vote for no gemstones.

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« Reply #68 on: Sat, 26 January 2019, 10:55:13 »
Wei, I see that round 3 will have gem stones embedded in the led hole instead of the laser indicator. What makes this a good idea and can they be removed?

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Curious if anyone succeeded in removing the gems?
        

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----All orders are shipped
« Reply #69 on: Sat, 26 January 2019, 14:17:22 »
Any chance for a round without the gemstones? TKL is going to be my next keyboard and would love a KBD8X.

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« Reply #70 on: Sat, 26 January 2019, 14:44:12 »
Wei, I see that round 3 will have gem stones embedded in the led hole instead of the laser indicator. What makes this a good idea and can they be removed?

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Curious if anyone succeeded in removing the gems?

Yes.



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« Reply #71 on: Sat, 26 January 2019, 21:44:25 »
You’re the man  :thumb:
        

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« Reply #72 on: Sat, 26 January 2019, 22:30:24 »
You’re the man  :thumb:

I only bought one just to find out if it could be done. Turns out they put the stones in before anodizing and the holes are tapered with glue on the inside. All you have to do is punch them out from the back side and then drill the holes to remove the taper.

Looks good with rgb indicators.

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----All orders are shipped
« Reply #73 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 00:09:38 »
Wei, I see that round 3 will have gem stones embedded in the led hole instead of the laser indicator. What makes this a good idea and can they be removed?

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Curious if anyone succeeded in removing the gems?

Yes.

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This is quite encouraging! Although I do hope Wei considers simply removing them altogether on future productions.
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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----All orders are shipped
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 09:11:32 »
I myself am waiting for R4 and hopefully, the gemstones will be gone on that round..

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« Reply #75 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 18:22:54 »
I myself am waiting for R4 and hopefully, the gemstones will be gone on that round..

There won’t be a R4 but guess what… MKII  :cool:

https://kbdfans.cn/blogs/interest-checks/kbdfans-x-ai03-kbd8x-mkii-mechanical-keyboard-kit

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« Reply #76 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 18:44:38 »
I myself am waiting for R4 and hopefully, the gemstones will be gone on that round..

There won’t be a R4 but guess what… MKII  :cool:

https://kbdfans.cn/blogs/interest-checks/kbdfans-x-ai03-kbd8x-mkii-mechanical-keyboard-kit

I’m ready, unless there’s another round of Jane.
Yeah this thing looks awesome. Hopefully they do a similar refresh on their tofu lineup with big brass weights on the bottom and more standard layouts like a full size backspace and non split right shift.

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« Reply #77 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 18:59:18 »
I myself am waiting for R4 and hopefully, the gemstones will be gone on that round..

There won’t be a R4 but guess what… MKII  :cool:

https://kbdfans.cn/blogs/interest-checks/kbdfans-x-ai03-kbd8x-mkii-mechanical-keyboard-kit

I’m ready, unless there’s another round of Jane.
Yeah this thing looks awesome. Hopefully they do a similar refresh on their tofu lineup with big brass weights on the bottom and more standard layouts like a full size backspace and non split right shift.

I'd love to see this exact board in a 60%.

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« Reply #78 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 19:21:43 »
I myself am waiting for R4 and hopefully, the gemstones will be gone on that round..

There won’t be a R4 but guess what… MKII  :cool:

https://kbdfans.cn/blogs/interest-checks/kbdfans-x-ai03-kbd8x-mkii-mechanical-keyboard-kit

I’m ready, unless there’s another round of Jane.
Yeah this thing looks awesome. Hopefully they do a similar refresh on their tofu lineup with big brass weights on the bottom and more standard layouts like a full size backspace and non split right shift.
What is the use of RGB underglow? All bottom are alu.  :p

Hope there is an option too to not have an engraving in the brass weight.

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« Reply #79 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 20:37:13 »

What is the use of RGB underglow? All bottom are alu.  :p

Hope there is an option too to not have an engraving in the brass weight.

I read in another post that there may be plans for a polycarb bottom and maybe even a top. Wouldn't make much sense for that underglow without it to be honest

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----All orders are shipped
« Reply #80 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 20:49:42 »
I can't believe I missed this :/ Anyone know if they are gonna do a second batch soon? I heard something about June.

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« Reply #81 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 23:50:42 »
There's a new very short video that showed up for a MKII version.

At first glance it seems like a few changes were made so you'll have to wait and see if it's still to your liking I suppose but something new is coming. At least it seems so.

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« Reply #82 on: Sat, 09 March 2019, 03:06:59 »
I am onboard with the MKII. Looks to be an affordable / obtainable TKL for once. Might even get 2, depending on what the U80 changes are.

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« Reply #83 on: Sat, 09 March 2019, 06:47:24 »
Very nice, want one.

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« Reply #84 on: Thu, 02 May 2019, 09:14:16 »
Are you going to run another round of MKII?
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« Reply #85 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:05:46 »
Anyone know when the KBD8X MKII is going to ship? I cannot find any info on their website or here.

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« Reply #86 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:32:03 »
Anyone know when the KBD8X MKII is going to ship? I cannot find any info on their website or here.

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« Reply #87 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 02:46:33 »
There are some news posted today on Discord regarding MK II:

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The first batch of kbd8x mk ii has been partially shipped yesterday
Delivery will continue today.

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Kbd8xmkii is delayed because the brass plate is not perfect. Last week we went to the factory specially. We will take out the perfect brass plate first and deliver it. There is basically no problem on the case,Thank you very much for your patience.
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« Reply #88 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 06:18:11 »
They could ship all kits then ship better plates separately, but I guess that would generate more costs.
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« Reply #89 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 00:07:00 »
They could ship all kits then ship better plates separately, but I guess that would generate more costs.

Cost more and could be larger chance of receiving a really bent/warped plate.
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« Reply #90 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 01:10:52 »
Well any news is good news at this point. I totally forgot about this until this thread updated lol. Well I we will only have to wait a little bit longer.

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« Reply #91 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 16:01:02 »
I hope there's another run of these.

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« Reply #92 on: Wed, 28 August 2019, 21:44:59 »
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« Reply #93 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 09:32:27 »
Whaaaaaat??!!
You already got one?

I'm still waiting...:(

Did you get any email confirming it has been shipped?

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« Reply #94 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 22:15:48 »
Those look great! The white was definitely a solid choice. Can't wait for mine to come in.

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Re: [GB]KBDfans KBD8X TKL diy kit----All orders are shipped
« Reply #95 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 18:48:48 »
Any news on the KBD8X MKII shipping?

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« Reply #96 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 18:52:21 »
Would love to see a MKIII ai03 collaboration gasket mount!

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« Reply #97 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 19:03:02 »
Got mine. Pretty happy. How do I flash it? Trying to use avrdude on linux and it doesn't show up in /dev/tty. Could someone help me out?
   

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« Reply #98 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 19:42:07 »
Anybody know if they are going to do another drop of these?

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« Reply #99 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 01:12:41 »
Okay, figured out my flashing problems (thanks to QMK guys). Bootloader is DFU instead of AVR.

The board is really nice. I'm not completely blown away by (Massdrop) Holy Pandas though, beside the point as that is. They are not nearly as smooth as my Zealios.

Regardless, hoping to take some good pictures of it soon ish.