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Offline Isotrooper

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 15 February 2018, 04:15:09 »
Still hoping to potentially get on this if it looks good once built. I would just rather not take the risk!

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #101 on: Thu, 15 February 2018, 11:07:33 »
Same here excited for this. Just paid my invoice and this GB only offers the green color option. So it was really awesome for me.
Green for the win!

I think we are the only two to get green. Please say you'll post pics. ;)

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I will definitely post pics for sure. Hope you do as well. This will match my desktop perfectly. Hopefully green turns out like the GMK Terminal.

Offline laminam

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #102 on: Thu, 15 February 2018, 11:27:59 »
Same here excited for this. Just paid my invoice and this GB only offers the green color option. So it was really awesome for me.
Green for the win!

I think we are the only two to get green. Please say you'll post pics. ;)

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I will definitely post pics for sure. Hope you do as well. This will match my desktop perfectly. Hopefully green turns out like the GMK Terminal.

Will post pics for sure. I'm pairing SA Senna (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87756.0) with mine.

Offline Paopawdecarabao

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #103 on: Thu, 15 February 2018, 11:48:18 »
Same here excited for this. Just paid my invoice and this GB only offers the green color option. So it was really awesome for me.
Green for the win!

I think we are the only two to get green. Please say you'll post pics. ;)

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I will definitely post pics for sure. Hope you do as well. This will match my desktop perfectly. Hopefully green turns out like the GMK Terminal.

Will post pics for sure. I'm pairing SA Senna (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87756.0) with mine.

Awesome! That will complement your green and silver keeb!

I will pair mine with gmk terminal that matches my desktop.


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Offline Paopawdecarabao

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #104 on: Sun, 18 February 2018, 10:38:05 »
bump

GB ends tomorrow!

Sent you a pm about a revision for my order regarding layout. Kindly check your inbox. Thank you!


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Offline Paopawdecarabao

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #105 on: Mon, 05 March 2018, 15:36:27 »
Any Updates?

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #106 on: Mon, 05 March 2018, 20:39:15 »
Update:

The middle diffuser has been ordered. I'm expecting to receive the PCBs and the diffuser prototype this week. I'll update with photos by then.

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #107 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 12:05:40 »
Update:

The middle diffuser has been ordered. I'm expecting to receive the PCBs and the diffuser prototype this week. I'll update with photos by then.

Thanks! Hopefully we get to see the sample of the missing colors  too!

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #108 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 15:07:04 »
https://imgur.com/a/ySVbT

Here are some pics of Mars 8.0 with keycaps. I don't have a keyset to pair the white case so these pics are more for testing the dimension. Everything fits well as expected.

The PCBs are working perfectly.

The diffuser prototype needs some modifications. It's a easy modification so I'll just place the order for all the diffusers.

Production will begin soontm   :)

OK. We're expecting to finish the production around the end of this month or early next month.

GB form re-opens one day for those who were hesitated to join and just get confidence from this update.

Offline p_blaze

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #109 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 15:39:49 »
https://imgur.com/a/ySVbT

Here are some pics of Mars 8.0 with keycaps. I don't have a keyset to pair the white case so these pics are more for testing the dimension. Everything fits well as expected.

The PCBs are working perfectly.

The diffuser prototype needs some modifications. It's a easy modification so I'll just place the order for all the diffusers.

Production will begin soontm   :)

OK. We're expecting to finish the production around the end of this month or early next month.

GB form re-opens one day for those who were hesitated to join and just get confidence from this update.

Whoa, that looks good! Do you have any more pictures? I'd love to see a top/front view like when you are typing on it, a side view, and an view from the top left to see better how the high profile caps look on the board.
give silver blackbird top and pcb pls
Sale/Trade thread:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=95243.msg2597295#msg2597295

Offline Paopawdecarabao

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #110 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 18:40:21 »
https://imgur.com/a/ySVbT

Here are some pics of Mars 8.0 with keycaps. I don't have a keyset to pair the white case so these pics are more for testing the dimension. Everything fits well as expected.

The PCBs are working perfectly.

The diffuser prototype needs some modifications. It's a easy modification so I'll just place the order for all the diffusers.

Production will begin soontm   :)

OK. We're expecting to finish the production around the end of this month or early next month.

GB form re-opens one day for those who were hesitated to join and just get confidence from this update.

Whoa, that looks good! Do you have any more pictures? I'd love to see a top/front view like when you are typing on it, a side view, and an view from the top left to see better how the high profile caps look on the board.

Very nice! Can't wait to see the Green color sample!

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (GB re-opens one day!, Mar 9)
« Reply #111 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 12:06:43 »
There is one PCB included by default without needing to check "additional PCB" in the GB form, right?

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (GB re-opens one day!, Mar 9)
« Reply #112 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 13:03:42 »
There is one PCB included by default without needing to check "additional PCB" in the GB form, right?

i'd sure hope so
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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (GB re-opens one day!, Mar 9)
« Reply #113 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 15:22:18 »
I just noticed this was re opened, went ahead and submitted. Hope I'm not too late.

Offline TheZissou

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (GB re-opens one day!, Mar 9)
« Reply #114 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 19:24:15 »
Just placed an order. The fact that you re-opened it was a sign.

Offline Grimspoon

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (GB re-opens one day!, Mar 9)
« Reply #115 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 20:24:58 »
Just placed an order. The fact that you re-opened it was a sign.

I got that same feeling, Stevesy.

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (GB re-opens one day!, Mar 9)
« Reply #116 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 20:49:17 »
There is one PCB included by default without needing to check "additional PCB" in the GB form, right?

The default kit has one PCB included. Check the  "additional PCB" only if you want two PCBs.

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (GB re-opens one day!, Mar 9)
« Reply #117 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 20:50:27 »
I just noticed this was re opened, went ahead and submitted. Hope I'm not too late.

It's just in time. Will send invoice later.

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (GB re-opens one day!, Mar 9)
« Reply #118 on: Sun, 11 March 2018, 18:33:16 »
I just noticed this was re opened, went ahead and submitted. Hope I'm not too late.

It's just in time. Will send invoice later.

Just joined yesterday when the GB reopened. I also sent you an email concerning diffuser- is it possible to get one in brass?

Thanks

Offline skaloola

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #119 on: Sun, 11 March 2018, 22:47:32 »
Anyone in this GB that would offer assembly service?  (soldering, in switch LEDs, sip sockets)...

Might be interested in switch lubing/stickering depending on what you'd be charging.

If Sylvester agrees, I'd change my shipping address to you to save on shipping ...

PM me if anyone would be interested.  I can pay via PayPal or trade (I have -tons- of KB parts, keysets, cases.. also computer hardware stuff, tons of Custom Fight Stick parts/some custom builds/etc.

Sorry for the off topic post, please PM if you're interested.

Offline geewizwow

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #120 on: Mon, 12 March 2018, 06:25:41 »
Sylvester I'd like to change shipping address to.
I'll pm you new one if you can confirm

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #121 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 09:21:13 »
Is there anyone else who joined the GB after the form was re-opened who hasn't gotten an invoice yet?
Hope its not just me :-[

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #122 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 09:43:52 »
Sylvester I'd like to change shipping address to.
I'll pm you new one if you can confirm

sure you can still change the shipping address. It's not too late before keyboards are shipped.

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #123 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 09:51:31 »
Is there anyone else who joined the GB after the form was re-opened who hasn't gotten an invoice yet?
Hope its not just me :-[

I figured out that the pp id you filled in the form was capitalized, so you didn't receive the invoice. I will send you a new invoice.

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #124 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 10:38:47 »
Is there anyone else who joined the GB after the form was re-opened who hasn't gotten an invoice yet?
Hope its not just me :-[

I figured out that the pp id you filled in the form was capitalized, so you didn't receive the invoice. I will send you a new invoice.

Thanks!! Just paid

Offline captainish

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #125 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 17:16:48 »
Sent you a PM Sylvester.

Offline geewizwow

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #126 on: Fri, 16 March 2018, 12:48:53 »
Hey, weird one. Can you provide a #hex code for the red that's being used? Trying to match it.

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #127 on: Fri, 16 March 2018, 14:04:31 »
Hey, weird one. Can you provide a #hex code for the red that's being used? Trying to match it.

since it's anodized you're better off getting it matched after it shows up

anodizing is never quite a perfect match to the chip
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« Reply #128 on: Fri, 16 March 2018, 14:14:17 »

since it's anodized you're better off getting it matched after it shows up

anodizing is never quite a perfect match to the chip

Sounds good. Thanks for the advice Puddsy

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #129 on: Fri, 16 March 2018, 23:03:55 »

since it's anodized you're better off getting it matched after it shows up

anodizing is never quite a perfect match to the chip

Sounds good. Thanks for the advice Puddsy

ye no worries
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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #130 on: Tue, 20 March 2018, 16:05:31 »
Did we ever hear anything back about colored screws or brass/anodized diffuser?

I'm going fully black & brass (I don't like LEDs), so a brass diffuser would be awesome, but otherwise I just won't include it in my build.

Brass screws would be awesome but I don't know if that's possible.

Offline Paopawdecarabao

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #131 on: Tue, 20 March 2018, 16:53:12 »
I want to know as well if screws can be anodized by color.

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #132 on: Wed, 21 March 2018, 08:10:13 »
Generally, anodized screws are hard to find in specific sizes. If you want them, I'd suggest looking after you know what sizes you need, and just buying them yourself.

Brass screws, same deal.

I was actually thinking about sourcing some anodized screws for myself, so if anyone wants to know where I got them (when I actually buy them), I'll post it here.

Sylvester: What size screws are in the case? (Threads, length, head style, etc?)

Offline thokir

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0
« Reply #133 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 01:31:18 »
OK. We're expecting to finish the production around the end of this month or early next month.
Do you know how well (or how bad) the timeline will be met? :)

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« Reply #134 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 02:14:21 »
OK. We're expecting to finish the production around the end of this month or early next month.
Do you know how well (or how bad) the timeline will be met? :)
I'd also like to know

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #135 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 23:31:22 »
OK. We're expecting to finish the production around the end of this month or early next month.
Do you know how well (or how bad) the timeline will be met? :)



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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #136 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 07:41:44 »
There might be a little delay. I really hope I can stick to the original timeline so I'm pushing the factory to hurry up. Even it will be delayed, it won't be long. There will be a major update about the current status in several days. I will get some photos from the factory and have a new estimation of shipping date.

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« Reply #137 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 12:23:41 »
There might be a little delay. I really hope I can stick to the original timeline so I'm pushing the factory to hurry up. Even it will be delayed, it won't be long. There will be a major update about the current status in several days. I will get some photos from the factory and have a new estimation of shipping date.

Thanks for your response! (here and pm)
To be honest, I didn't expect that. Because of the (imho) kinda thight time calculation I was expecting it to be like one month late... I guess you're doing good work, thanks for that :)

Another thing I'm really curious about (though I don't know if you want to talk about it): Do you mind sharing how many orders you got? For me it's only about knowing whether I'm one of 30 or one of 300, kinda like estimating how often I'll meet that board in future.
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« Reply #138 on: Sat, 07 April 2018, 21:52:35 »

Another thing I'm really curious about (though I don't know if you want to talk about it): Do you mind sharing how many orders you got? For me it's only about knowing whether I'm one of 30 or one of 300, kinda like estimating how often I'll meet that board in future.

You're one of 30 in the group buy. There are some extra boards for my self and several friends. So in general you are one of 40 who own Mars 8.0!

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #139 on: Sat, 07 April 2018, 21:55:35 »




  • PCBs are tested and packed.
  • Anodizing will be finished in several days.
  • Packing boxes, rubber feet, and screws are on the way shipping to me

We're getting close!

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #140 on: Sat, 07 April 2018, 21:56:17 »
I'll get some photos of cases within several days.

Offline crusader_alex

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #141 on: Sat, 07 April 2018, 22:07:29 »
Ahhh im so excited about this board

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #142 on: Sat, 07 April 2018, 22:07:35 »
any chance we could see how the black turned out? I know a lot of people ordered it

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #143 on: Sat, 07 April 2018, 22:10:26 »
any chance we could see how the black turned out? I know a lot of people ordered it
Im curious about the silver as well.It's quite a hard color to get right.

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #144 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 04:28:23 »
any chance we could see how the black turned out? I know a lot of people ordered it
Im curious about the silver as well.It's quite a hard color to get right.
He said anodizing will be finished in several days and he'll get pics of the cases within several days (see the following two quotes). I guess he'll get the pics when they are all finished and is going to let us have a look on the colors :)
I'll get some photos of cases within several days.
  • Anodizing will be finished in several days.
Nice to hear that it's going on good, I'm really looking forward to getting the board - switches are already waiting for it!


You're one of 30 in the group buy. There are some extra boards for my self and several friends. So in general you are one of 40 who own Mars 8.0!
Oof, I expected there to be much more orders... but well, at least I can say I have a special and kinda rare board (though I won't be able to get a second one in case I really need one lol) :)

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #145 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 07:23:14 »




got some photos from the factory. they're still working on the anodizing.

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« Reply #146 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 09:10:19 »
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got some photos from the factory. they're still working on the anodizing.

Wow! amazing can you please post the green color too. Excited for this!

Offline Remsky

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« Reply #147 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 09:46:19 »
Damn that is some fine ano.

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Re: [GB] MARS 8.0 (submitting orders for production)
« Reply #148 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 11:47:24 »
I am so glad I went with the red case, that looks so good.

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« Reply #149 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 15:21:26 »
Hot Damn. Looks good