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Offline _ODIN_

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« Reply #250 on: Sun, 11 November 2018, 03:15:27 »
Sweet! Someone please help me decide on switches because I canít make up my mind.
I will use outemu sky switches

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Offline mkarlsson

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« Reply #251 on: Sun, 11 November 2018, 07:18:48 »
I am going to try BOX whites first too see if I like them (didnít like jades), if not I will go with retooled Cherry blues

Offline _ODIN_

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« Reply #252 on: Sun, 11 November 2018, 07:21:11 »
I was also thinking of some nice linears like tealios

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Offline Starius

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« Reply #253 on: Sun, 11 November 2018, 08:07:56 »
What modern MX compatible switch comes to your minds, guys, that fits your idea of a "retro switch?"
For example, do you think of "clicky" switches when thinking of older boards from the 70s and 80s?  Switches with higher actuation force? Or do does some other feature come to mind entirely? 
I'm curious as to what some of you here might think about that, as I will probably put the Symbiosis keyset on this board. 

Offline InvidiousIgnoramus

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Start shipping ,pm me on discord )
« Reply #254 on: Sun, 11 November 2018, 21:23:21 »
What modern MX compatible switch comes to your minds, guys, that fits your idea of a "retro switch?"
For example, do you think of "clicky" switches when thinking of older boards from the 70s and 80s?  Switches with higher actuation force? Or do does some other feature come to mind entirely? 
I'm curious as to what some of you here might think about that, as I will probably put the Symbiosis keyset on this board.
Linears. They're the oldest type of switch by far, due to their simplicity. I have multiple boards dating from the very early 80s and late 70s, and many of them have some sort of linear switch, such as Cherry M7s.
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

Offline TunnaTown

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Start shipping ,pm me on discord )
« Reply #255 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 08:56:46 »
Jacky, since the boards are on their way to us, when can we get access to the firmware.
In the OP it is mentioned that it will be QMK, so I guess you will create the pull-request with the necessary files to the official QMK repository, right?

Offline jacky

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« Reply #256 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 09:05:09 »

I already have json files and default hex that will post tomorrow

Offline TunnaTown

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« Reply #257 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 09:08:16 »
Cool, thanks.

Offline zap2oz

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« Reply #258 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 09:21:17 »
Just got mine delivered and it looks incredible!

Offline TunnaTown

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« Reply #259 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 09:23:10 »
Share some pictures with those of us, who are still waiting....  ;)

Offline fer.real

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« Reply #260 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 09:38:02 »
Just got mine delivered and it looks incredible!

I am so jealous.  I can't remember exactly why I didn't join this.  Pics, please?

Offline Starius

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« Reply #261 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 10:40:58 »
Yes, please post pictures of this board!

Id love to see how everyone's turn out , especially when we have them all finished with switches and keycaps.

Offline zap2oz

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« Reply #262 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 11:01:15 »
Here's a few pics! I'm very impressed by how well this turned out.

Offline TunnaTown

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« Reply #263 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 11:27:55 »
It looks absolutely gorgeous!

Offline _ODIN_

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« Reply #264 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 12:12:04 »
Here's a few pics! I'm very impressed by how well this turned out.
Holy moly. AMAZING

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Offline Starius

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« Reply #265 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 13:50:34 »
Here's a few pics! I'm very impressed by how well this turned out.

Beautiful.
Do you have a specific keycap set for in mind for that board?

Offline zap2oz

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« Reply #266 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 13:59:41 »
I'm thinking either GMK Monochrome, GMK WoB, or GMK Stormtrooper/GMK Paper

Offline KaosJ

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« Reply #267 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 14:33:20 »
Here's a few pics! I'm very impressed by how well this turned out.


Damn it!

Anyone selling spot?

Offline fer.real

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« Reply #268 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 15:02:49 »
Damn.  That is the keyboard of 2018.  Kicking myself right now.

Offline KaosJ

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« Reply #269 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 15:06:00 »
Damn.  That is the keyboard of 2018.  Kicking myself right now.

Add a thick brass plate to it, and that's PEEEERFEEEECTTTT. I feel so dumb for not joining this

Jacky R2 when???? 

Offline mrkantz

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« Reply #270 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 21:44:37 »
That looks amazing, can't wait

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Offline KaosJ

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Start shipping ,pm me on discord )
« Reply #272 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 23:46:09 »

Offline beekey

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« Reply #273 on: Mon, 12 November 2018, 23:54:20 »
https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/9wg6sw/usaz_h_s7elephant_70_kit_artisans_w_trades_paypal/

I'm having my kit for trade/sale here.

Well that was fast..
It's nice and everything but $650 tho   :eek:
Look at the TGR Alice, limited number of unique boards rise quickly in price. Would expect this to go up even more after the first full build pictures on reddit.

Offline KaosJ

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« Reply #274 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 00:15:44 »
https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/9wg6sw/usaz_h_s7elephant_70_kit_artisans_w_trades_paypal/

I'm having my kit for trade/sale here.

Well that was fast..
It's nice and everything but $650 tho   :eek:
Look at the TGR Alice, limited number of unique boards rise quickly in price. Would expect this to go up even more after the first full build pictures on reddit.

Kustom/Korean and all the flips around vs china board. I really doubt, this will not go higher than that even tho i prefer the s7.

That was hopefully just a cool early flip :dolphin:

Offline Nomcr

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« Reply #275 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 01:14:43 »
Finished up my build tonight. Otemu Sky switches with gmk true Olivetti.






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Offline _ODIN_

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« Reply #276 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 01:55:33 »
Finished up my build tonight. Otemu Sky switches with gmk true Olivetti.

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:p :eek:

Offline Starius

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« Reply #277 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 06:56:05 »
Those of you that have gotten yours already, did you get tracking numbers beforehand?

Offline parkedr

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« Reply #278 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 07:38:07 »
Those of you that have gotten yours already, did you get tracking numbers beforehand?

I didn't get a tracking number from Jacky, but I just received a notification from DHL that I have a package set for delivery on Thursday. I don't use DHL often, but I think I signed up for an online account and they notify me automatically when packages are sent to my address. I'm in the US.

Offline parkedr

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« Reply #279 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 08:22:05 »
What modern MX compatible switch comes to your minds, guys, that fits your idea of a "retro switch?"
For example, do you think of "clicky" switches when thinking of older boards from the 70s and 80s?  Switches with higher actuation force? Or do does some other feature come to mind entirely? 
I'm curious as to what some of you here might think about that, as I will probably put the Symbiosis keyset on this board.

I was thinking something relatively extreme like BOX navy or royal, but I'm probably going to be using nice caps like Symbiosis or Pulse and worry that the BOX stem issues haven't been completely resolved. I also think that RealForce with BKE redux light domes is tactile "end game" for me. So for now I'm leaning towards tealios or possibly retooled cherry mx blacks.

Offline natbuns

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« Reply #280 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 09:34:47 »
Just got mine today! Really love how the raw sanding plate turned out ^w^ . Good thing jacky forgot my pcb and screw set so I have more time to decide on switches and keysets lol. 10/10 best board I have! :thumb:

Offline _ODIN_

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« Reply #281 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 09:58:06 »
Just got mine today! Really love how the raw sanding plate turned out ^w^ . Good thing jacky forgot my pcb and screw set so I have more time to decide on switches and keysets lol. 10/10 best board I have! :thumb:
I should get the same finish if I decide to sandblast my polished plate and weight, shouldn't I?

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Offline InvidiousIgnoramus

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Start shipping ,pm me on discord )
« Reply #282 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 11:11:36 »
Just got mine today! Really love how the raw sanding plate turned out ^w^ . Good thing jacky forgot my pcb and screw set so I have more time to decide on switches and keysets lol. 10/10 best board I have! :thumb:
I should get the same finish if I decide to sandblast my polished plate and weight, shouldn't I?

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Depends. There's many kinds of sandblasting.
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

Offline eyedrop

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« Reply #283 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 17:19:16 »
I just received mine today as well.  I was pleasantly surprised how heavy this big boy is.

Looking at the spreadsheet, I got the one and only silver?   :cool:

I plan to use some tangerines with this board.

Offline Starius

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« Reply #284 on: Tue, 13 November 2018, 20:51:33 »
What modern MX compatible switch comes to your minds, guys, that fits your idea of a "retro switch?"
For example, do you think of "clicky" switches when thinking of older boards from the 70s and 80s?  Switches with higher actuation force? Or do does some other feature come to mind entirely? 
I'm curious as to what some of you here might think about that, as I will probably put the Symbiosis keyset on this board.
Linears. They're the oldest type of switch by far, due to their simplicity. I have multiple boards dating from the very early 80s and late 70s, and many of them have some sort of linear switch, such as Cherry M7s.

What modern MX compatible switch comes to your minds, guys, that fits your idea of a "retro switch?"
For example, do you think of "clicky" switches when thinking of older boards from the 70s and 80s?  Switches with higher actuation force? Or do does some other feature come to mind entirely? 
I'm curious as to what some of you here might think about that, as I will probably put the Symbiosis keyset on this board.

I was thinking something relatively extreme like BOX navy or royal, but I'm probably going to be using nice caps like Symbiosis or Pulse and worry that the BOX stem issues haven't been completely resolved. I also think that RealForce with BKE redux light domes is tactile "end game" for me. So for now I'm leaning towards tealios or possibly retooled cherry mx blacks.

Thanks for the replies, guys. 
I plan on ultimately putting Symbiosis 2.0 on my board as well.  I also have many box switches, but am currently afraid to use them in their current state.  I hope the Stemshaver tool fixes these issues, but time will tell there. 

I do have some other switches in my arsenal I could try if that doesn't pan out, though.  Some Gateron Green, Black, and Yellow switches, for example.  I feel like something a bit stiffer might be called for here however.  Those Tealios switches are super nice though, I'm using them right now in my Tokyo60.

Wish this Elephant PCB had hot swap sockets... then I wouldn't agonize over the switch choice so much.   

Seeing these first pics makes me very excited though!

Offline TunnaTown

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« Reply #285 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 14:56:01 »
Just got my board today.
It's ****in awesome!

Jacky, you are the man!

Honestly, I was afraid first, sending a lot of money to a random guy on the internet, but it turned out pretty good.
Thanks.

Offline mrkantz

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« Reply #286 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 15:33:12 »
Mine just showed up as well, such a beast!


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Offline _ODIN_

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« Reply #287 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 15:35:34 »
Mine just showed up as well, such a beast!
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Deam. I want mine.........

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Offline KaosJ

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« Reply #288 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 15:54:40 »
Just a question since it is unclear from these photos, it's PVD? It's PVD on both plate and weight? 

Offline mrkantz

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« Reply #289 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 15:56:43 »
Just a question since it is unclear from these photos, it's PVD? It's PVD on both plate and weight?
You had the option for a pvd plate, the weight is pvd as well. I optioned for 2 plates (pvd, mao) and 2 PCBs.

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Offline Starius

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« Reply #290 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 17:10:07 »
Mine just showed up as well, such a beast!
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Wow, what color option was that exactly?
(I guess I can look at the spreadsheet.). Oh, that's MAO?  wow.  I've seen MAO talked about a lot but I've rarely seen examples of it.

Offline mrkantz

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« Reply #291 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 19:06:05 »
It's an interesting color, not really white, not really grey, and it's not really beige. It's kind of a mix of all 3. Really happy how it turned out since I think it fits well with the retro theme build I'm going for.


Offline portbaron

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« Reply #292 on: Wed, 14 November 2018, 19:20:57 »
Super heavy.
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Offline jacky

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Start shipping ,pm me on discord )
« Reply #293 on: Thu, 15 November 2018, 00:45:12 »
Here is json flles .

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« Reply #294 on: Thu, 15 November 2018, 00:47:28 »
Damn.  That is the keyboard of 2018.  Kicking myself right now.

Add a thick brass plate to it, and that's PEEEERFEEEECTTTT. I feel so dumb for not joining this

Jacky R2 when????
I am feel sorry this board wont comes again.due to this first run i have lost much  :-\

the cost is beyond what I expected.: (

Offline _ODIN_

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« Reply #295 on: Thu, 15 November 2018, 02:37:37 »
Damn.  That is the keyboard of 2018.  Kicking myself right now.

Add a thick brass plate to it, and that's PEEEERFEEEECTTTT. I feel so dumb for not joining this

Jacky R2 when????
I am feel sorry this board wont comes again.due to this first run i have lost much  :-\

the cost is beyond what I expected.: (
thank you very much jacky that you made this possible.

Offline jacky

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Start shipping ,pm me on discord )
« Reply #296 on: Thu, 15 November 2018, 05:55:44 »
A few orders still not ship due to PCb get some problems

So it delay 2-3 days

Please wait that

thanks .

Offline Starius

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« Reply #297 on: Thu, 15 November 2018, 06:32:28 »
Damn.  That is the keyboard of 2018.  Kicking myself right now.

Add a thick brass plate to it, and that's PEEEERFEEEECTTTT. I feel so dumb for not joining this

Jacky R2 when????
I am feel sorry this board wont comes again.due to this first run i have lost much  :-\

the cost is beyond what I expected.: (

I'm very sorry to hear that the S7 cost you money at the end of this, Jacky.  I wasn't aware of that. :(
I hope that doesn't prevent you from attempting other projects in the future.

I can't wait to receive mine, and I've been enjoying the pictures everyone has been sharing.  I feel like this is a very special board and I am honored to be one of the 32 to get it.   Even though I don't have mine in my hands yet, I can tell that you've brought something very special into the keyboard community.  And even if it didn't turn out the way you expected or hoped, it's a fantastic start for you!

Offline TunnaTown

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« Reply #298 on: Thu, 15 November 2018, 11:49:02 »
Guys, I don't quite know what to do with the json file Jacky uploaded.
Neither config.qmk.fm, nor the keyboard-layout-editor or kbfirmware seems to be able to use it.
Can someone help me out?

Offline portbaron

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« Reply #299 on: Thu, 15 November 2018, 11:55:19 »
Guys, I don't quite know what to do with the json file Jacky uploaded.
Neither config.qmk.fm, nor the keyboard-layout-editor or kbfirmware seems to be able to use it.
Can someone help me out?
I just customized it with layers and it works (tested). Go to http://kbfirmware.com/
> hit 'Upload' button at top of page
> choose the json file
> that's it, the wiring diagram comes up and you can customize and compile.

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