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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #250 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 05:40:48 »
Not sure about bstock process still.  I filled out the form.  Just wait to see?

Should be up later this week. I'm still waiting on a few people to decide if they want a case from the current run or if they want to wait.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #251 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 05:42:14 »
Is there an estimate on the timeline for the remanufactured set? Last I saw was Q1/Q2.

As of right now, looks to be the end of Q2. Going to be paying them today and should have a sample from them before CNY. Not sure how long production will take with them, but from other boards that were made there, looks to be a little longer than the old factory.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #252 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 09:08:07 »
Any word on the expected timeline for those who opted to go with the A/B stock cases?

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #253 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 07:19:20 »
Was in the original buy and just sent an email with a question (sorry for the lateness)

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #254 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 23:34:27 »
Looking forward to the extra / b-stock also :)
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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #255 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 09:28:29 »
As of right now, looks to be the end of Q2. Going to be paying them today and should have a sample from them before CNY. Not sure how long production will take with them, but from other boards that were made there, looks to be a little longer than the old factory.

Hey! I haven't received any email with pics for the already made cases. How should I proceed? Send you another email asking for pics? Can you copy me into the email you already sent?

Thanks!

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #256 on: Sat, 05 January 2019, 04:12:10 »
If you're part of the original GB and would still like to see the first run of cases, this is the final call. The deadline is this Monday as I will need to sort through the remaining units in the first run and allocate them to the b-stock sale which will be happening this week if I can complete everything on time.

The second run has been reviewed and paid for. A sample unit should be here in a few weeks time before the Chinese New Year break. The original GB wasn't done with enough of a margin to pay for two entire runs so this was an out of pocket payment for me. I will be putting b-stock up for sale asap to recoup funds. Packing material will most likely be simplified back down to bubble wrap, foam sheets and corrugated mailers that I have used in the past.

The PCBs that I have on hand will be used to fulfill orders that have opted for the current run as well as the extras. New ones will be manufactured for the second run. Same fab, same design.

Cast resin shifts are not yet completed. They will not be able to be purchased with the extras that go live this coming week but I might make them available as an in-stock item on the storefront later if there is enough demand.

Edit: Current run of cases, regardless of if you are in the GB or if you are purchasing an extra will be shipped towards the end of this month or during next month. If everything arrives earlier than expected, I will ship asap.

Fill out this form if you want an email when extras go live.
https://goo.gl/forms/jdnuJtFwKhQrLDPC3


Edit (again): For GB participants, your partial refund (if you've opted for a board with blems) will be issued at the time of shipping.
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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
« Reply #257 on: Sat, 05 January 2019, 04:54:02 »
Also might be worth noting, but final PCBs will be QMK as requested by a large number of people. PCBs will be fully assembled and not sold as blanks like in this pic. Soldermask will also be white and not green.

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Regarding the PCB, is it possible to fit hotswap sockets into the switch holes like the Alps PCB projects of lfkeyboards?
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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
« Reply #258 on: Sat, 05 January 2019, 23:49:05 »
Also might be worth noting, but final PCBs will be QMK as requested by a large number of people. PCBs will be fully assembled and not sold as blanks like in this pic. Soldermask will also be white and not green.

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Regarding the PCB, is it possible to fit hotswap sockets into the switch holes like the Alps PCB projects of lfkeyboards?

I've never tried. The holes for the switches measure to 1.44mm with my calipers.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #259 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 10:13:58 »
Is there any ETA for the resin shifts as the order is waiting on them?

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #260 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 16:44:49 »
Is there any ETA for the resin shifts as the order is waiting on them?

End of this month.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #261 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 00:14:03 »
Any word on the expected timeline for those who opted to go with the A/B stock cases?

Sometime at the end of this month or early next month if you didn't order a resin shift. A little later if you did.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #262 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 17:39:35 »
I see all the b-stock are standard spacebar. Is it possible to buy one and get it changed to split space, for an additional fee? Or should I just wait for R2?

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #263 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 14:15:23 »
What time zone are the 12am and 12pm releases on?

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #264 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 16:25:59 »
What time zone are the 12am and 12pm releases on?

My guess is PST since that's where reconsiderit is from.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #265 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 16:40:20 »
sorry if I've missed something.  Still interested in picking up a B-stock from the original run.  Will this be happening at the end of the month as well?

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #266 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 17:15:11 »
What time zone are the 12am and 12pm releases on?

FWIW, the Southpaw 65 b-stock went up at 12am PST.
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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #267 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 17:37:11 »
I've filled out the extras form, but I haven't received any emails.  Are they gone?  I see them on the site and they said sold out, but I figured they were just placeholders.  Please say it isn't so.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #268 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 17:41:09 »
The email I got says available this Tuesday, 1/15.

Case 1 - 30 - Available 12:00am 1/15/19
Case 31 - 59 - Available 12:00pm 1/15/19

Hope you'll be able to get one, pixelpusher.  Good luck!

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #269 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 18:03:37 »
Here痴 some screenshots of the email. The email was sent on Sunday

Here痴 a link to the photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1ReQceA4zFuJMSFoHh3-3MYddA2rBdLCc?mc_cid=c91976fc69&mc_eid=c5b583680a

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
« Reply #270 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 23:51:43 »
What time zone are the 12am and 12pm releases on?

FWIW, the Southpaw 65 b-stock went up at 12am PST.

Release times are on PST

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I just checked out the photos and boy do they look rough. This factory was completely incompetent. :( These would cost me many times more to fix than the small discount being offered. What are most people going to do to try and fix these? I checked local kera coat shops and it doesn't appear to be very cost effective.
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How much does it cost to get anodization stripped and re-done? Hopefully the ones with bad ano can at least be fixed.

Really a shame to see so much work get **** on by the manufacturer. Thanks a ton for the detailed photos and for being so thorough with this process.

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https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras

https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

All boards are now available. Link above to website and documentation

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https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras

https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

All boards are now available. Link above to website and documentation

If be fine getting one, However payday isn't until firiday, will you still be selling these then?

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https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras

https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

All boards are now available. Link above to website and documentation

If be fine getting one, However payday isn't until firiday, will you still be selling these then?
Its fcfs so until they are all gone they will be up for sale.

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https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras

https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

All boards are now available. Link above to website and documentation

If be fine getting one, However payday isn't until firiday, will you still be selling these then?
Its fcfs so until they are all gone they will be up for sale.

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Ok, any updated on resin 1.75u shift coming in stock? (Will there be extras and if so, when would they be available?)

Also if we buy these FCFS cases do they ship within a couple days?

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Also if we buy these FCFS cases do they ship within a couple days?

his reddit post states they'll be ready to ship by the end of the week.

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https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras

https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

All boards are now available. Link above to website and documentation

If be fine getting one, However payday isn't until firiday, will you still be selling these then?
Its fcfs so until they are all gone they will be up for sale.

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Ok, any updated on resin 1.75u shift coming in stock? (Will there be extras and if so, when would they be available?)

Also if we buy these FCFS cases do they ship within a couple days?

I'll prob stock resin shifts once they are in my hands.

And yes, I'm packing orders today.

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Does that include orders for those in the original GB who opted for A/B stock?

Edit: Oops, meant to quote the post right above mine.
« Last Edit: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:43:45 by jophish »

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What switches will people be using on theirs?

I知 new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but I知 not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

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What switches will people be using on theirs?

I知 new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but I知 not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

I'm going with oranges on mine. Recommend orange/salmon for tactile and green for linear. Blue obviously for clicky but I'm not a fan of clickies personally. Amber are also pretty nice but rarer, same with brown. I say orange/salmon and green as they are great switches that aren't too rare and therefore don't cost silly prices.

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What switches will people be using on theirs?

I知 new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but I知 not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

I'm new to the Alps game too, and got some nice enough oranges because I generally prefer tactile, and they are easier to get. They are getting ultrasonic cleared and dry-lubed.

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Edit: never mind i dum
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Where do they ship from?

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Does that include orders for those in the original GB who opted for A/B stock?

Edit: Oops, meant to quote the post right above mine.

First batch is shipped. If you're in the original GB and have opted for the first run of cases and you DO NOT have a resin shift, it has shipped.

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Where do they ship from?

Sunnyvale, CA 94087, United States

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What switches will people be using on theirs?

I知 new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but I知 not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

I'm new to the Alps game too, and got some nice enough oranges because I generally prefer tactile, and they are easier to get. They are getting ultrasonic cleared and dry-lubed.

Make sure you paper-mod them. Cut little squares out of paper, and slip them in between the housing and tactile leaf. Makes for more consistent tactility, and eliminates any "double click noises" on the downswing.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
« Reply #288 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 12:27:10 »
are there any reviews of this board? I want to see a video of it

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What switches will people be using on theirs?

I知 new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but I知 not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

I'm new to the Alps game too, and got some nice enough oranges because I generally prefer tactile, and they are easier to get. They are getting ultrasonic cleared and dry-lubed.

Make sure you paper-mod them. Cut little squares out of paper, and slip them in between the housing and tactile leaf. Makes for more consistent tactility, and eliminates any "double click noises" on the downswing.

As a quick counter note, I personally highly recommend you look up the sound differences for click modded vs  not click modded. Personally I really regretted doing it to mine much prefer the stock orange sound.
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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
« Reply #290 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 20:53:19 »
Just bought a b-stock and it will be getting a cerakoat mod from Tyson's liason service. :). Going black! Can't wait to see you get those resin 1.75u shifts in!

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What switches will people be using on theirs?

I知 new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but I知 not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

I'm new to the Alps game too, and got some nice enough oranges because I generally prefer tactile, and they are easier to get. They are getting ultrasonic cleared and dry-lubed.

Make sure you paper-mod them. Cut little squares out of paper, and slip them in between the housing and tactile leaf. Makes for more consistent tactility, and eliminates any "double click noises" on the downswing.

As a quick counter note, I personally highly recommend you look up the sound differences for click modded vs  not click modded. Personally I really regretted doing it to mine much prefer the stock orange sound.

Don't click mod! (At least on oranges). Paper mod is all you need, and is easily reversible (take out the paper) if you don't like it. No cutting required.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
« Reply #292 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 13:45:03 »
Do you have a link for an in depth paper mod guide. I have yet to start customizing alps switches and would feel more confident watching someone else do it first.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
« Reply #293 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 21:58:51 »
I received my Lunar today and assembled it -- it's absolutely gorgeous, by the way :^). Is there some information/documentation anywhere on how in particular it should be programmed? I know the firmware is QMK. Plugging it in, keypresses don't do anything, though it's recognized in QMK Toolbox as an ATmega microcontroller.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
« Reply #294 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 22:01:43 »
I received my Lunar today and assembled it -- it's absolutely gorgeous, by the way :^). Is there some information/documentation anywhere on how in particular it should be programmed? I know the firmware is QMK. Plugging it in, keypresses don't do anything, though it's recognized in QMK Toolbox as an ATmega microcontroller.
https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
« Reply #295 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 22:46:48 »
Do you have a link for an in depth paper mod guide. I have yet to start customizing alps switches and would feel more confident watching someone else do it first.

take a slip of paper and put it in between the tactile leaf and the front of the housing


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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
« Reply #296 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 08:37:31 »
Do you have a link for an in depth paper mod guide. I have yet to start customizing alps switches and would feel more confident watching someone else do it first.

take a slip of paper and put it in between the tactile leaf and the front of the housing

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Yeah basically this.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
« Reply #297 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 10:16:49 »
where can I but switches and caps for alps switches?

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
« Reply #298 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 04:06:42 »
Small update but I've recieved the sample for the new factory. It looks fantastic so I've moved forward and started production. They will have the materials before CNY but will start machining and finish everything else right after.

Extras of the resin shifts will be made available when they arrive at the end of next week.

As for original orders with resin shifts, those will be going out at the end of next week or the beginning of the week after next if you have a case from the first run.

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Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
« Reply #299 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 04:11:31 »
Small update but I've recieved the sample for the new factory. It looks fantastic so I've moved forward and started production. They will have the materials before CNY but will start machining and finish everything else right after.

Extras of the resin shifts will be made available when they arrive at the end of next week.

As for original orders with resin shifts, those will be going out at the end of next week or the beginning of the week after next if you have a case from the first run.


Hi i have sent you an email regarding the updating the telephone number, could you please check? Thanks.