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Online Jon_Flynn

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Hyper 7 Space Cadet
« on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 13:09:38 »
So after seeing the H7 kit of SP SA sculpted keycaps for sale last summer, I bought them off 7Bit with no intention other than to use them to look pretty, however, after a chat with some other friends from the UK, we actually decided to give making this a go....

Yiancar was our PCB man - and although we did cock up (Gimli lol), not realising 3 rows should be on the daughterboard, we got through development. This is actually PCB 2 that you see here - no1 is going to get framed I think for my office wall.

The plate is steel, and custom made through Laser Master, the switches are MX Outemu ICE Greys, and the case was handmade from wood, but is only a prototype till I can work out a method of using my small CNC mill to create a multipart alu case. All switches are holtited as well as the number of times I'd need to take the board apart and back together was insane.

All in its taken probably 45 hours of time to get to this stage, with lots of periods of inactivity. One of the largest jobs was porting the PCB into QMK. The hex file now has 9 layers and nearly 8,000 different functions across the board... although I haven't committed them to memory as yet!

Special thanks to:

7Bit, /u/Yiancar
, /u/gimli123262
, /u/CallumIrvine
, /u/Myoth-
, /u/Harjoat
, /u/Duynguyenle
, /u/AndyTC
, /u/Glue415
, /u/bethevoid
, & /u/Xondat (noxary)

For all of their help and support getting this project working and running. There are now plans for a hardwood case and a revised PCB to ensure the correct rows are on each section...

Yiancar is also the PCB architect for a number of ongoing projects if anyone needs something making as well :)

More pictures - https://imgur.com/a/Z8pIW

Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7wubx0/i_hear_space_cadet_is_popular/

Deskthority - https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/hyper-7-irl-t18258.html#p400063

Online LightningXI

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Re: Hyper 7 Space Cadet
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 13:13:31 »
This. Is. Amazing. Great work!!

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Re: Hyper 7 Space Cadet
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 13:15:27 »
Masterpiece.
My opensource projects: GH80-3000, Skipad, TOAD (KotM Sept '17), TOAD v2 (KotM April '18), XMMX.

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Re: Hyper 7 Space Cadet
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 18:02:52 »
I saw this on r/mk - shout out to the maxi board massive, this is goddamned glorious.

side: Shameless plug of my own oversized battleship just finished today.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92648.0

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« Last Edit: Thu, 15 February 2018, 10:31:45 by emenelopee »

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Re: Hyper 7 Space Cadet
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 18:57:19 »
I saw this on r/mk - shout out to the maxi board massive, this is goddamned glorious.

side: Shameless plug of my own oversized battleship just finished today.

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https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92648.0


It is pretty unique, awesome in its own particular way. The left hand number pad is great as well.

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Re: Hyper 7 Space Cadet
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 15 February 2018, 10:29:16 »
+1 pretty cool

It has a retro data entry keyboard feel to it, lots of keys that do things

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Re: Hyper 7 Space Cadet
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 02:48:10 »
That's a big board and the caps look amazing!  Can't believe they made MoQ but glad they did.

As it has legends you should be able to learn a couple of layers but all of them?  Good luck with that :))
                               
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