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Re: [GB] budget96 - Payment Submissions
« Reply #100 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 18:17:57 »
Plates and PCBs are both waiting for final confirmations on details before payment goes through. JOlimon said he should be going to pick up the acrylic next week, which he has to borrow a truck in order to do so since the budget96 order required 8640in³8640in³ of acrylic. Keep an eye out for him to post gnarly pics of that ordeal on reddit.

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« Reply #101 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 11:50:00 »
That is a lot of acrylic!! How is everything else looking? Very excited for this one :)

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Re: [GB] budget96 - Payment Submissions
« Reply #102 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 12:47:35 »
We're unfortunately still waiting on GMK's invoice manager to be from leave before we can order stabs. This might be affecting other GBs as well if they're waiting for invoices to submit their payments as well.

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« Reply #103 on: Mon, 09 July 2018, 09:40:34 »
We're unfortunately still waiting on GMK's invoice manager to be from leave before we can order stabs. This might be affecting other GBs as well if they're waiting for invoices to submit their payments as well.

Ah good, the ol' single-point-of-failure meme of Supply Chain Management...

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« Reply #104 on: Tue, 10 July 2018, 17:30:32 »
Are there any updates (pictures) for the acrylic plates?

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« Reply #105 on: Tue, 10 July 2018, 23:46:31 »
Are there any updates (pictures) for the acrylic plates?

I'll have to check with JOlimon to see if he's got any pics yet.

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« Reply #106 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 21:48:51 »
Any updates lately on how things are going?

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« Reply #107 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 18:10:58 »
Any updates lately on how things are going?

Nothing really notable going on at the moment, things are sitting in production and I'm waiting for components to start being shipped to me.

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« Reply #108 on: Tue, 17 July 2018, 18:29:57 »
Any updates lately on how things are going?

Nothing really notable going on at the moment, things are sitting in production and I'm waiting for components to start being shipped to me.

Cool, just keeping up with it.  Almost forgot I was in the GB and hadn't been on the up and up.

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« Reply #109 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 07:40:18 »
So anxious for these to start shipping!!

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« Reply #110 on: Wed, 01 August 2018, 10:58:03 »
If you end up with a spare PCB I'd love to buy one. (Just the PCB, that is)

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« Reply #111 on: Wed, 01 August 2018, 13:48:51 »
If you end up with a spare PCB I'd love to buy one. (Just the PCB, that is)

Barring any issues, like the plane they're gonna be on crashing, there should be plenty of extras available.

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« Reply #112 on: Wed, 01 August 2018, 15:49:59 »
Donut do you have any updated ETA's on when things are expected? I am kinda excited to know there being shipped via air and not sea. I am guessing thought for something so lightweight air is most likely the cheaper option.

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« Reply #113 on: Wed, 01 August 2018, 16:53:18 »
If you end up with a spare PCB I'd love to buy one. (Just the PCB, that is)

Barring any issues, like the plane they're gonna be on crashing, there should be plenty of extras available.
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« Reply #114 on: Wed, 01 August 2018, 19:59:52 »
Donut do you have any updated ETA's on when things are expected? I am kinda excited to know there being shipped via air and not sea. I am guessing thought for something so lightweight air is most likely the cheaper option.

No solid ETA yet, JOlimon is still working his way through tons of acrylic cutting and the PCBs should be going through assembly right now. Stabs did come in this week after being stuck in customs for a couple days, so now I've got to go through and add all the washers to them.

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« Reply #115 on: Sat, 04 August 2018, 17:22:41 »
Are there any pics of the acrylic? Im not really asking for glamour shots just any pic would do. I'm just trying to plan which keycaps to use.

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« Reply #116 on: Tue, 07 August 2018, 15:52:33 »

Actually a panorama to capture JOlimon's entire shelf of acrylic for this GB


Pic of the acrylic on test plate cuts.

JOlimon said he's looking to have these shipped out later this week hopefully after working his way through countersinking the top layers.

In other news, plates are still working their way through production. Sheer quantity it making the inspection stages take longer than the initial quote.

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« Reply #117 on: Tue, 07 August 2018, 16:30:01 »
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Actually a panorama to capture JOlimon's entire shelf of acrylic for this GB

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Pic of the acrylic on test plate cuts.

JOlimon said he's looking to have these shipped out later this week hopefully after working his way through countersinking the top layers.

In other news, plates are still working their way through production. Sheer quantity it making the inspection stages take longer than the initial quote.

That poor shelf RIP.. and thats a good issue to have this group buy was amazing. I am hoping we might see other sizes in the future. Like 75%. Maybe TKL etc etc. There does seem to be a big market for it maybe.

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« Reply #118 on: Tue, 07 August 2018, 18:13:41 »
Do you see there being any spare hipro layers? I just checked over my info and dont think I freaking bought one :( :( :(

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« Reply #119 on: Wed, 08 August 2018, 02:09:45 »
Do you see there being any spare hipro layers? I just checked over my info and dont think I freaking bought one :( :( :(

Unfortunately not. Both of the acrylic pieces I was bad at math and almost ended up going negative on pricing them, so I didn't even have enough to order single extras.

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« Reply #120 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 09:32:28 »
Looking forward to shipment.

whenever that is  :D
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Re: [GB] budget96 - Payment Submissions
« Reply #121 on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 13:59:50 »
looks really nice with granites

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« Reply #122 on: Fri, 17 August 2018, 15:38:58 »
Any update? Looking forward to this and glad to see progress.

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Re: [GB] budget96 - Payment Submissions
« Reply #123 on: Fri, 17 August 2018, 20:11:38 »
Nothing in particular to update yet. Plates are in shipment and should be passing through US customs soon, hopefully without a delay like my other recent shipments. PCBs are still in production/assembly and may soon be shipping out.

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« Reply #124 on: Sat, 25 August 2018, 15:32:12 »
Small update, plates and acrylic pieces are here and I'll be going over them the next few days to make sure everything's all howdy-doody. Additionally, I've got an update on the PCBs



The final version of the PCBs has come in from fab and will be moving shortly to SMD assembly. I'm really hoping to see these moving along before too long.

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« Reply #125 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 11:49:32 »
that purple looks great!

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« Reply #126 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 14:29:03 »
that purple looks great!

It really does! I'm stoked for this to start shipping!

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« Reply #127 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 18:57:45 »
The updates have been great.  I still haven't decided on switches and caps for this build. What's everyone else planning? I like that click life!

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« Reply #128 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 19:22:39 »
The updates have been great.  I still haven't decided on switches and caps for this build. What's everyone else planning? I like that click life!

I decided on the 70g Aliaz switches and EnjoyPBT Russian/Orange key set. I built a Contra with the Aliaz switches and love the muted sound of them.

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« Reply #129 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 21:50:50 »
The updates have been great.  I still haven't decided on switches and caps for this build. What's everyone else planning? I like that click life!

This is going to be my work keyboard, so I decided to go with heavy Zilents. As for caps, I dunno...maybe this will hold my GMK Laser?

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« Reply #130 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 23:17:29 »
The updates have been great.  I still haven't decided on switches and caps for this build. What's everyone else planning? I like that click life!

Not quite sure yet. But I'm probably going to do lubed gat blacks (again) and might put GMK Plum or Hyperfuse Origins on it. Either way, white plates and purple leds are a given.

What're your ideas?

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« Reply #131 on: Wed, 29 August 2018, 00:25:41 »
The updates have been great.  I still haven't decided on switches and caps for this build. What's everyone else planning? I like that click life!
I am in the click club as well, have a bag full of box navies and Maxkeys dolch on standby!

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« Reply #132 on: Wed, 29 August 2018, 07:43:55 »
The updates have been great.  I still haven't decided on switches and caps for this build. What's everyone else planning? I like that click life!

Glad that I'm keeping updates to satisfaction. Dealing with delays and hits to the timeline isn't easy but I'm trying to do what I can to keep everyone up to date.

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« Reply #133 on: Wed, 29 August 2018, 08:14:22 »
The updates have been great.  I still haven't decided on switches and caps for this build. What's everyone else planning? I like that click life!

I went with some box royal's that I have lubed and slightly modified with partial stickers that eliminated the already very minimal play. Very excited to get this build complete and will top it off with GMK Yuri.

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« Reply #134 on: Wed, 29 August 2018, 11:51:48 »
Not quite sure yet. But I'm probably going to do lubed gat blacks (again) and might put GMK Plum or Hyperfuse Origins on it. Either way, white plates and purple leds are a given.

What're your ideas?

I'm using Box Navies in my TADA68 and Box Jades in my Planck. Outemu clicks in MacroPad and being used in my Gherkin build.  I've used Cherry Greens in the passed. I'm totally open to more click suggestions for the Budget96 build if anyone has any...

I don't have anything in particular in mind for caps, but I was thinking a more affordable all-over dye sub PBT set... they seem to show up on MassDrop fairly frequently and don't have super long delivery times.

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« Reply #135 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:58:56 »

I'm using Box Navies in my TADA68 and Box Jades in my Planck. Outemu clicks in MacroPad and being used in my Gherkin build.  I've used Cherry Greens in the passed. I'm totally open to more click suggestions for the Budget96 build if anyone has any...


Can you or anyone reading this please tell me how Box Navys compare to Cherry MX Greens.  I'm very interested in getting these for this board.
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« Reply #136 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 12:36:08 »

I'm using Box Navies in my TADA68 and Box Jades in my Planck. Outemu clicks in MacroPad and being used in my Gherkin build.  I've used Cherry Greens in the passed. I'm totally open to more click suggestions for the Budget96 build if anyone has any...


Can you or anyone reading this please tell me how Box Navys compare to Cherry MX Greens.  I'm very interested in getting these for this board.
Navys feel a little heavier, a little more tactile, and sound infinitely better. Crisper, no plastic rattle like MX blues/greens.

It's too bad you won't really see the purple pcb with keycaps on, it looks nice.
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« Reply #137 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 13:52:11 »
Can you or anyone reading this please tell me how Box Navys compare to Cherry MX Greens.  I'm very interested in getting these for this board.

Both the Box Navies and Jades are superior in every way to the MX Greens. The click is crisper and thicker.  I cannot recommend them enough.

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« Reply #138 on: Fri, 31 August 2018, 12:54:33 »
The updates have been great.  I still haven't decided on switches and caps for this build. What's everyone else planning? I like that click life!

I got 2 boards....gonna do Kailh Pro Purple on one, then some Box Whites on the other. Not sure about caps...I have an order out for those Starry Night ones from zFrontier....if they ever ship lol

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« Reply #139 on: Wed, 05 September 2018, 15:24:20 »
any updates?  Any sort of ETA?

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« Reply #140 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 20:02:59 »
any updates?  Any sort of ETA?
Curious about what the ETA might be as well.

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« Reply #141 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 21:07:35 »
Not much to update on at the moment, PCBs are still in assembly. One thing to consider is that when I got my initial estimate for assembly it was based on an order of 100 PCBs whereas the order for this buy ended up quite exceeding that at 250, so that may be part of the delay. I'll update when I hear back after fabrication.

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« Reply #142 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 21:11:28 »
cool beans
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« Reply #143 on: Fri, 07 September 2018, 13:55:31 »
would you say that you'll get the PCB this month? or next?

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« Reply #144 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 21:42:55 »
So just curious on the status of this.  Do you have any pictures of the plate colors that isn't green or black?