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thnikk's Osu! Keypads [Development]

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Thnikk

ZenithPhantasm wrote:

There's always Kailh switches which support RGB LEDs. It MIGHT be possible to replace the Kailh switch mechanism with Cherry's.
I know for sure you can switch the mechanism in a Gateron switch, but it's not really worth the time to carefully swap out internals when it would be easy enough to mess something up and there's not enough of a difference between Cherry's switches and Gateron's.

I'm honestly not much of a fan of Kailh switches. I love Gaterons because they're smoother and have a clear housing, and otherwise are physically identical to a Cherry switch. Kailh switches aren't 100% identical and they don't really bring anything new to the table (except for RGB LEDs, but nothing new compared to Gaterons.)

My keypads are also made as a video game peripheral, not a keyboard. The RGB LED mounting on Kailh switches makes more sense for a keyboard since you are just trying to illuminate the legends on the top of the keycap, but mine are more of an arcade-style controller. Since you can see the entire switch, it's a much nicer visual effect to have the entire switch glow evenly rather than having one really bright point above the stem.

Tomoko Kuroki wrote:

Bought the basic keypad with clear Gateron switches. Expecting good things!

EDIT: How long will it take to ship to the east coast of Murica?
Usually about 5-7 days after it's been shipped. Yours will be out Monday morning :)
[ Ash ]
Bought v2.1 can't wait ^.^

hopefully it dosen't slide around to much thoo?
[Aiko]
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[ Ash ]
Do i need to change the tape after like a week or so? or will it stay sticky for long period of time?

Thxnks for the help <3
[Aiko]
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Tomoko Kuroki_old_1
I hear these are very light, might I suggest putting some kind of heavy metal block inside then put some rubber feet on the bottom? I see things like that in budget gaming mice all the time, one time I had a heavy CM Storm Devastator mouse and I opened it to find 90% of its weight on a led block.

I might actually open my keypad and do just that when I get it.
[Aiko]
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Shizuyi

Tomoko Kuroki wrote:

I hear these are very light, might I suggest putting some kind of heavy metal block inside then put some rubber feet on the bottom? I see things like that in budget gaming mice all the time, one time I had a heavy CM Storm Devastator mouse and I opened it to find 90% of its weight on a led block.

I might actually open my keypad and do just that when I get it.
I like the idea. Without having one of the keypads i can say that i would trust the metall block more than the taps. Especially because i would reattach them multiple times a day.
The Gambler
Now that I've received my first paycheck in a while, these keypads look really attractive to me. I'm just wondering whether I'm limited to MX-style switches or can I go Matias Tactile Pros on these switches as well?
-Skye
Got my v2.1 with Gateron Clear switches about a week ago and I must say it works really well. The only issue I had was the side button spamming itself when clicked but I simply changed the delay to 250ms and it works perfectly now. I love it :)
Topic Starter
Thnikk
As it says on Etsy, the shop will be down for the next few days while parts come in. I'm hoping I can have it back up by Friday but it might be Saturday or Monday.

In happier news, Gateron switches are back on Massdrop! Now I can restock on clears and finally get some blues :)

Shizuyi wrote:

I like the idea. Without having one of the keypads i can say that i would trust the metall block more than the taps. Especially because i would reattach them multiple times a day.
I would implore you at the very least to try the tape first. It seems like the people with doubts before buying and people who didn't know the tape could be cleaned have been the most vocal. A lot of people have told me they've had no problems with the tape (including CelticDog in his post immediately before yours) nor have I.

If you feel, after buying one, that it's still too light (even though it's taped to your desk,) by all means, throw a piece of metal in there (and insulate it properly unless you want to short something.) It's not something I will ever include because I'm already losing money on shipping for every international order and I'd rather not bump it up another price bracket by adding weight for the sake of adding weight.

Again, http://thnikk.moe/clean.php

The Gambler wrote:

Now that I've received my first paycheck in a while, these keypads look really attractive to me. I'm just wondering whether I'm limited to MX-style switches or can I go Matias Tactile Pros on these switches as well?
They are currently limited to MX-style switches. Sorry, but I don't really have any plans to change that when taking all of the logistics into consideration.

Smc wrote:

Got my v2.1 with Gateron Clear switches about a week ago and I must say it works really well. The only issue I had was the side button spamming itself when clicked but I simply changed the delay to 250ms and it works perfectly now. I love it :)
Thanks for reporting this. Since the side button is low priority (relative to the face buttons) I'll make this change for both the v2.1 and RGB models (just a little bit lower though.)

I'll try to get this done before the shop goes back up, so all newer models will ship with this fix. If anyone has the problem, they can go to the reprogramming page on my website for the latest version (I'll make a dedicated post when it's up.)
Magicrider
Got mine today; I won't do a 50 lines review like some people but if I can say one thing, at least:
It works PERFECTLY ! I used to play with laptop keys, I couldn't single tap as fast as I can now and I like how it's smooth. I never touched mechanical keys before, and I wanted to thank you thnikk because this is an awesome product. :)
Shizuyi
I finally got the courage to pay 40€ for this and now the shop is down D; I hope this courage lasts untill tomorow (or whenever the shop is open again ;))
thebeastbloc
Lol same
Topic Starter
Thnikk
Shop is back up! Everything is available except for some keypop keycaps which I plan on restocking on within the week. The code with the escape cooldown (to fix multiple presses being registered) is being used for all new models and will be available on the reprogramming pages of the v2.1 and RGB by the end of the day.
Disneyvacation
For those who still have problems with the double sided tape/ sliding: http://i.imgur.com/15Dt0Vm.jpg
I needed something like a wristrest, so i came up with this.
Its easy to make and you dont really need anything other than a slightly more robust cardboard and glue :).
In theory it would slide too, but the weight of the hand and wrist prevents that.

Edith: I screwed the screws of the keypad through the cardboard, but you can obviously stick the doublesided tape on it too
Topic Starter
Thnikk
Just a small update.

The basic and basic+ models are still available (about 5 left in stock.) After they're gone, the shop will be down again for a few days as I'm working hard to get a helper, which means I should be able to handle a lot more orders without the shop going down for a few days every week.

The RGB model is going to be slightly revised. The microcontroller is being changed from the Teensy LC to Pro Micro, similar to the v2 to v2.1. I'm using different LEDs that use a data connection instead of individual R, G, and B connections for each LED, so the number of PWM pins require went from 6 to 1. There's no feature differences between the two or even any noticeable physical changes (except micro-USB type A to the more-used type B, both of which are compatible with a micro B cable.) They should be back up by the end of next week or Monday the 20th.

There's probably something else I'm forgetting, so I'll edit this later if I remember :P
ZenithPhantasm
@thnikk Do you know a site where I can buy single Gateron Clear switches?
Topic Starter
Thnikk

ZenithPhantasm wrote:

@thnikk Do you know a site where I can buy single Gateron Clear switches?
I know of Zeal PC but shipping will bring you up to almost half the price of the bag of 120 on amazon. I know there's another site and I'll try to remember.

Edit: Oh yeah, me if you have paypal and don't want too many since I'm running pretty low. My new batch doesn't come in until August and I only have ~24 left, so it's fine if you only want 2-4. PM me if you're interested.
ZenithPhantasm

Thnikk wrote:

ZenithPhantasm wrote:

@thnikk Do you know a site where I can buy single Gateron Clear switches?
I know of Zeal PC but shipping will bring you up to almost half the price of the bag of 120 on amazon. I know there's another site and I'll try to remember.

Edit: Oh yeah, me if you have paypal and don't want too many since I'm running pretty low. My new batch doesn't come in until August and I only have ~24 left, so it's fine if you only want 2-4. PM me if you're interested.
How much would 4 switches cost with shipping?
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