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Offline Mikiberry

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #200 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 19:42:11 »
Stay strong MXSS.

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #201 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 19:49:07 »
In in 100%. Soldier on and keep us updated as you crush through the problems. You got this!
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Offline TieuNgu

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #202 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 19:51:24 »
any timeline on producing a new weight? I don't mind waiting for it, just making sure that it would eventually resolve the issue.

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #203 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 19:57:48 »
any timeline on producing a new weight? I don't mind waiting for it, just making sure that it would eventually resolve the issue.
Going to prototype first, it's a small modification but just waiting on my designer to do it anyway since I've only done QC in CAD up until now lol.
I'll provide a time estimate when I get one, the factory is pretty occupied with keyboard orders are this point so I'm letting my fingers crossed on this one.

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #204 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 20:16:34 »
I have no problem waiting either. I just appreciate everything you're putting into trying to make this perfect. No matter what, MxSS is still a super cool and unique board and I'm happy to be one of the lucky few to get one <3
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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #205 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 20:31:43 »
I am amazed by your resilience blue. Thank you for not giving up and just giving us a sub-par product.  :thumb:

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Offline Kevadu

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #206 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 13:53:13 »
This kit still has something totally unique that other polycarb boards are lacking, and that's SMK support.  I'll wait as long as it takes to get a nice SMK board...

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #207 on: Tue, 24 December 2019, 15:44:54 »
Placed an order for a prototype SS and Brass weight last week and when asked for a rough completion date, they said they'df get back to me and well it's been a week... So anyhow, will keep everyone posted with that.

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #208 on: Sun, 05 January 2020, 06:50:39 »
MxSS is still happening, just received it in the mail.

Lighting is terrible, though.

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #209 on: Sun, 05 January 2020, 10:41:35 »
MxSS is still happening, just received it in the mail.

How'd you swing that?  :))

Still excited for this as it'll likely be my first and last polycarb board.
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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #210 on: Sun, 05 January 2020, 16:03:52 »
MxSS is still happening, just received it in the mail.

How'd you swing that?  :))

Still excited for this as it'll likely be my first and last polycarb board.

Shipped him one with a warped weight early. Still waiting to hear back from the factory re new weights, will prod them today.

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #211 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 02:21:09 »



It is flat. We good.
I'll put the order in before CNY if I can, though no idea on what kind of lead times to expect at this point. Will keep everyone updated.

Also fyi, weight is now 4mm thick, protrudes 1mm out of the weight slot and is heavier. Does not interfere with the PCB or anything. I'll be going for brass for the large order.

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #212 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 11:02:51 »
If there are any extras I would love to pick one up 🙏

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« Reply #213 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 11:29:30 »
Heck yeah! We're all happy to see you're getting this sorted out.  :thumb:

Gotta start lubing switches!
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« Reply #214 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 12:01:50 »
Yooooo awesome
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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #215 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 19:56:27 »
gotta say, those matte weights look hella better than PVDd ones
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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #216 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 20:07:31 »
gotta say, those matte weights look hella better than PVDd ones

After having them in front of me, can say I feel the same. Oh well, choices made in a time past.

Alas, I did not manage to make the cut so I'm waiting for post CNY to get quotes and schedule production. Max, you can take your time lubing those switches  ^-^

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #217 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 00:52:32 »
It's been a while so I don't remember my plate /weight choice. But if you haven't re-ordered, I would really like for mine to be matte.

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #218 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 00:54:36 »
It's been a while so I don't remember my plate /weight choice. But if you haven't re-ordered, I would really like for mine to be matte.
Unfortunately I couldn't fulfill those choices since they got warped... Everyone is getting matte brass now. Hopefully that should be alright.

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« Reply #219 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 08:34:54 »
It's been a while so I don't remember my plate /weight choice. But if you haven't re-ordered, I would really like for mine to be matte.
Unfortunately I couldn't fulfill those choices since they got warped... Everyone is getting matte brass now. Hopefully that should be alright.
Perfect!  :thumb:

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« Reply #220 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 14:00:03 »
It's been a while so I don't remember my plate /weight choice. But if you haven't re-ordered, I would really like for mine to be matte.
Unfortunately I couldn't fulfill those choices since they got warped... Everyone is getting matte brass now. Hopefully that should be alright.
Perfect!  :thumb:
Agreed this is great news! Love the look of matte as well :)

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #221 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 21:43:58 »
Factory's let me know that they're closed down until the 10th of Feb. I suspected as much but was waiting for contact to let you guys know.

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #222 on: Thu, 06 February 2020, 22:16:07 »
Got word factory closure is extended till the 17th. Will keep everyone updated.

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« Reply #223 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 13:20:18 »
Any room for extras or will any additions ones be made??

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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #224 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 05:44:19 »
Any room for extras or will any additions ones be made??

No more will be made, I may have some extras but I'm dealing with those after I get the main GB participants all good and well. Lots of B stock, but I lack the lacking supplies and PCBs to sell all of those too. Again, will deal with after the GB.

In other news, I'm glad to announce that MxSS is now VIA supported! If you already have your MxSS, simply compile the 'via' keymap with an up-to-date QMK repo or download the firmware below.
The firmware and VIA config on the official repos supports configuration for underglow and the keymap, while the below firmware and VIA config also allow for configuration of the front LED.




Above is the extra config from the VIA JSON below. This requires compiling the mxss-via-rgb-pr QMK branch from my repo or downloading the firmware below and flashing it to your keyboard. The JSON can then be loaded in VIA by enabling the Design tab in Settings and loading this JSON file in the new Design tab. This JSON will need to be loaded every time you want to change these particular settings through VIA for now.
Brightness and Effect correspond to the front LED brightness and modes respectively. The indicator color configuration in Advanced corresponds to the colors shown in Indicator Mode. Special thanks to Olivia for working with me to get all this working :D

If there are any strange issues with corrupt keymaps or general strange behaviour, try resetting the EEPROM by holding down the Esc key (top left most) while in the keyboard and flashing the firmware again.

Disclaimer: The custom VIA JSON below is not in the official repo because the way VIA handles some of the special controls it implements are subject to change. Once a more official way to configure these options comes about, I will implement that so there are no extra steps for loading the config. For now, the below JSON will work with VIA version 1.2.4, and functionality beyond that may change.

Firmware: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PRSvxjyE6XcnnrwXcoGix204xQExaI9J/view?usp=sharing
Firmware source: https://github.com/MxBlu/qmk_firmware/tree/mxss-via-rgb-pr/keyboards/mxss
VIA JSON: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MxBlu/keyboards/mxss-rgb/src/other/mxss/mxss.json

You can find VIA here: https://github.com/the-via/releases/releases/latest
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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #225 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 21:50:27 »
Hi all,

Finally got a quote back from the factory, they're asking for another grand so spare me a bit to negotiate and save my wallet a smidge.
In the meanwhile, I realised that I totally forgot that clearcoating brass was an option.

The current spec has the weights as sandblasted brass without coating. Honestly, I much prefer the colour of raw sandblasted brass to clearcoated (it tends to turn a more brown shade) but if the majority of participants want clear coat, I'll swap over to it.

I'll email out the preference forms, PM/email me if you didn't get one in the next hour. You only need to fill it out if you care for which you get, I will take majority opinion.

Thanks,
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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #226 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 02:59:57 »
Alright, scratch the options, looks like the factory seals the brass after sandblasting as a standard. Considering the colour and quality that turned out, I think we'll be alright.
Also for those interested, looks like the higher cost was due to it being 4mm brass, and them not having 4mm brass sheets.

Consider me jumping the gun as trying to get things done fast :))
Do keep in mind that the factory is running in reduced capacity, so even a simple order will take a bit. Will let people know how things are going when I know.

Thanks,
Mx
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Re: [GB] MxSS - Polycarb 65% Kit for MX/SMK [Kinda close to finishing again?!]
« Reply #227 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 16:15:46 »
Sounds like mostly good news.  Glad to hear.  :thumb:

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« Reply #228 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 15:04:35 »


Built mine last week. Polycarb Plate + U4 Silent Tactile switches.

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« Reply #229 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 10:59:14 »
I would also be interested in purchasing an extra if there are any, will keep my eye on this thread for news! 

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« Reply #230 on: Sun, 22 March 2020, 08:52:46 »
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Built mine last week. Polycarb Plate + U4 Silent Tactile switches.

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:O how'd you get my MxSS

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« Reply #231 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 21:58:50 »
Hi! Since some people have dropped off, is there any chances there are a few more units available?  ;D

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« Reply #232 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 17:36:47 »
I too would be highly interested in one. If one is available, please dm me here of on discord poblopuablo#2344.