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The Gambler

ZenithPhantasm wrote:

Hmmmm are you willing to sell other switches as well?
I need PCB versions of:
2x of MX Browns, Clears (MX Clears), Blacks, Greens, and Greys as well as the 4x Gateron Clears mentioned above. How much would it cost?
Also do you know where I can purchase transparent non frosted polycarbonate keycaps for R4?
I'd check out these sites. I'm planning to resurrect an old, broken CM rapid so I've been digging online quite a lot.

http://www.digikey.com/
http://www.mechkb.com/
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/
http://www.gonskeyboardworks.com/
https://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?lang=en

For more keyboard stuff you might also want to check out geekhack and deskthority.
Parity
The store page seems to be down... says, unavailable.
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Thnikk

Fiad wrote:

The store page seems to be down... says, unavailable.
Yeah, it'll be down until next Monday or Tuesday while I wait for parts to come in. I've updated the OP since it's not very clear to people who are looking at the thread quickly.
DEAR SPARK
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Thnikk
7/21 Update
Everything is back up on the shop except for the RGB model, which I'm waiting on for more parts as well as some bug fixes and internal alterations to make things easier. It should be back up by Thursday or Friday.

Terran SCV wrote:

Bought a keypad (Tomoko Kuroki, account was closed cause I forgot this original one existed lol), and I'm absolutely loving it. I put in a review under the name 박지수 on Etsy. Very great product.
Thanks a lot for the review and I'm happy you like it so much! Thanks also for, despite your disposition, giving the tape a fair shake.
ChokeMeister

Thnikk wrote:

Shizuyi wrote:

What about Basic and BAsic +? WHat makes em worse than RGB or v2.1?
The 125hz polling rate instead of the 1000hz found on the RGB and v2.1. Other than that, no backlighting and no escape button on the basic.
Will the 125hz polling rate make a difference on accuracy while playing osu? Especially for OD 10
thebeastbloc
i got it but i dont have any keys...
thebeastbloc
keyswitches i mean
ZenithPhantasm

Going clockwise from top left: MX Reds with Gateron stems, MX Blues, MX Gateron Skyblues (custom switch :) ), Gateron Clears, and MX Blacks.
All of the switches uses Cherry's contacts, not Gateron's
I do not plan to sell these
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Thnikk

CoalMiner107 wrote:

Will the 125hz polling rate make a difference on accuracy while playing osu? Especially for OD 10
It does make a difference but I'm not sure when it comes into play. I think it's been mentioned in the thread if you want to look back a few pages.

thebeastbloc wrote:

keyswitches i mean
I think you mean keycaps. No keyswitches would look like this:


This is because you selected "none" as your keycaps.

You can buy them through my shop (though shipping will be expensive,) or try to get them from someone in your country. I'm not familiar with sellers in Australia but you can check out the wiki on the mechanical keyboards subreddit or ask there if you don't find anything.

ZenithPhantasm wrote:


Going clockwise from top left: MX Reds with Gateron stems, MX Blues, MX Gateron Skyblues (custom switch :) ), Gateron Clears, and MX Blacks.
All of the switches uses Cherry's contacts, not Gateron's
I do not plan to sell these
Glad I could help ;)
[Aiko]
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Thnikk
The RGB model went back up about an hour ago. This is a new revision which I'm differentiating with the (1.1) in the title for people who want to reprogram their keypad. Here are the changes:

-The LEDs have been changed from regular SMD 5050 RGB LEDs to WS2812B. The originals I was using used 3 pins per led, each to control an individual RGB value. The new ones use one pin for data across both LEDs, reducing the require PWM outputs of the microcontroller from 6 to 1. The new LEDs also look a little bit better, producing whiter whites than before.

-The microcontroller has been changed from the Teensy LC to Pro Micro. Since the required PWM pins decreased, there was no reason to continue using the Teensy LC.

-The position of the LEDs has moved down from under the stem to under the contacts. This is just for mounting, since it's significantly easier to work with than it was before.


The bright spot shown on camera does help give you an idea, but it's not indicative of what it looks like in person. I would say the top of the switch looks darker, not that the bottom of the switch looks noticeably brighter. I will say that the lighting was a bit more uniform before, but moving the LEDs was such a huge help and the new LEDs look a little better so I'm sticking with this now.

-The price has gone down by $1. I know, not huge savings, but still a little bit cheaper!

CelticDog wrote:

So, I bought the RGB model with clears and figured I'd make a test play video. I think its pretty cool! ^^

[video]
Thanks for the video, I'll add it to the playlist. Glad you like it :)
Basdi

Nice work!!! (Arrived@Germany)

Greeting from Germany
Sebastian J.

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An alle Deutschen die sich dieses Keypad kaufen wollen,
es kann durchaus sein das Ihr zum Zoll wie Ich rennen müsst da dieses Gerät versteuert werden muss. (Mehrwertsteuer*)
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Thnikk
Update 7/31/15

The shop will be down for about a week while I wait for parts to come back in.

I'm working on rewriting the code for the RGB (1.1 specifically, but the 1.0 model as well in the future) to add some cool lighting effects involving brightness change. I also have some ideas for the v2(.1) so I'd like to rewrite everything, but there's only so many hours in a day so it may take a while. At the very least, I'm hoping to get the RGB done in my downtime so if you have one you can have something to look forward to.

I'm also trying to get something else that will be a cool option for people. It's nothing crazy, but I don't want to spoil the surprise.
ToransuShojo
I ordered one before your store went down for restocking. Im really excited to get it, especially since my Z and X keys on my current keyboard broke. Thanks!
MeanDeer
The tape on the bottom of my keypad has worn out and no longer sticks. Should I buy more? If so, where can I find them?
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Thnikk

MeanDeer wrote:

The tape on the bottom of my keypad has worn out and no longer sticks. Should I buy more? If so, where can I find them?
How long have you had it? Have you cleaned it yet?
MeanDeer
I've had it for about two months. I washed the tape once after it got dirty.
Kaoru
Hey, I'm actually curious if you PCB/ solder mount these, since I'd like to try interchanging my own switches on these
ZenithPhantasm

Kaoru wrote:

Hey, I'm actually curious if you PCB/ solder mount these, since I'd like to try interchanging my own switches on these
I think you mean PCB or plate mount. Im 99.9% sure Thnikk uses PCB mounted switches.
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