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by lot_lizard
31 Mar 2019, 15:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

One of the first things I think we order is @DMA’s CommonSense controller. We will likely get a reasonable amount of them (more than we will need for our MF run) so we have on hand for future projects. Then we can design PCBs, cases, and the like around it’s tiny footprint and our connector. Would b...
by lot_lizard
28 Mar 2019, 02:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Checked around with several vendors on the molding for the barrel and flipper plastics. The prices are very consistent in the states and consistent within Asia. I didn’t seek out Europe or SA, but if someone has some inside track to either locale (or anywhere for that matter) please chime in. China ...
by lot_lizard
26 Mar 2019, 16:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

@Techno... well worded. Much better than my drunken typing last evening 😂. Exactly as you say. Why the notched corners at the bottom instead of the original diagonal cut? Minus the cutout, is the dimension the same, looks a little shorter. It is ~1.5mm shorter. The notched corners are just to increa...
by lot_lizard
26 Mar 2019, 03:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Busy couple of days... but I think I have a start at what @wcass mentioned previously. This is the modified barrel and flipper. Personally, this is an ideal state for legacy and future designs. It works with curved (legacy XT/AT plates) and would allow flat plate designs. I just want to reiterate th...
by lot_lizard
22 Mar 2019, 14:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

The thing I'm wondering, though, is if shortening the pivot plate might change the amount of spring force required to pivot it, leading to the need for a different type of spring, and fundamentally changing the feel? Bringing the tension screws forward from the pivot point like wcass mentions makes...
by lot_lizard
22 Mar 2019, 04:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Now we are getting interesting!! Let me recap your Kool-Aid Mr. Jones to make sure I follow. Let's assume we have zero ties to legacy anything. That said, everything you are proposing would be capable of being a replacement switch on ANY legacy board IF it was surrounded by another pattern of switch...
by lot_lizard
21 Mar 2019, 13:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Maybe if the AT style notch was just a cylinder like the XT one, i.e. not attached to the barrel on the side, then the nub could be cut off more easily to adapt to old XT boards. Would reduce it's strength a bit, but makes it more universal. Bravo... I at least like the concept. Someone might have ...
by lot_lizard
21 Mar 2019, 08:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

It kinda looks like this would work for non-stagger and quarter-stagger but half-stagger maybe not. Exactly as you say. The other option is having two full half circles on the sides, but that is either impacting the flipper contact area a bit more (maybe up to 20% counting the ~2mm reduction for th...
by lot_lizard
21 Mar 2019, 00:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Here are some renderings of the modified barrel as previously discussed... assuming we ever make our own. The goal of this design would be to create a barrel that works with a larger number of plate form factors. Remember the original plate design really only did so because the curved plane allowed ...
by lot_lizard
15 Mar 2019, 20:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Custom flippers and barrels are low on my wish list for a potential GB. Perhaps switches could be part of a phase 1.1 or phase 2? Welcome @adamcobabe... we would share your thoughts as well. We have something viable already that is ready to produce without any additional tweaks. Unfortunately thoug...
by lot_lizard
14 Mar 2019, 15:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

I would hope that the original curved design would be used if at all possible. For sure... the curved replacement drop-in assembly will be the only one offered as part of this buy. The switch explanation above was just a VERBOSE thought out loud if we did decide to have switches made (not part of t...
by lot_lizard
14 Mar 2019, 04:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

I assume that when you officially launch the new GB that we will each need to place our requests from scratch. Looking forward to the announcement. I think so. Not that any of the offerings would change, but just to give everyone an opportunity to reboot. The online marketplace should make it much ...
by lot_lizard
12 Mar 2019, 03:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Are you going to "revive" all the orders from the original group buy before opening it up to new buyers? For sure we are going to let the original folks have access to the one limited commodity we had... all the switches from the original F's that we either got from Cindy or the boards I was going ...
by lot_lizard
12 Mar 2019, 02:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Hey guys, Apologize for the drought of news, but have waited to make a big drop of info. One impeding issue (along with our producers schedules) has been my transitioning to a new job. I have decided to move onto a new venture, and needed to get my head around what that availability for our project ...
by lot_lizard
10 Jan 2019, 02:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Thanks for the great news -- positive in all respects Thanks @hyper. Cherished friends are here. You are certainly the cream. On the topic of improvements... I’m just starting to catch-up, and it has been ages. Opinions are needed!!! How widespread is the model F movement now (like really)? I did l...
by lot_lizard
08 Jan 2019, 20:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

I can say I have been selfishly using our SSK for many months now. It is nothing if not well tested. I only have a few dozen hours on the 104-key, but am comfortable it is healthy as well. Has @DMA been around? What amazing work he did. Assuming @__red__ is game if we can’t reach him. There is one m...
by lot_lizard
08 Jan 2019, 20:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Muirium wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 20:10
Me and you alike…

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I just haven’t the heart for it. Live for the moment!
Bwahaha... well played. Also... note to self. Never send Mu a PM 😂😂
by lot_lizard
08 Jan 2019, 20:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Muirium wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 19:18
Wodan wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 19:12
Dicks out for lizzy!
God save the queen!
Haha... back at ya boys. I have some catching up to do
by lot_lizard
08 Jan 2019, 18:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M

Hey guys... First. Let me sincerely apologize for vanishing like a ghost. Life threw me a series of events more ugly than I would ever wish on anyone. No details, that’s in the past. Second. I think I’m officially ready to step back into the work we were all orchestrating as a community. Obviously w...
by lot_lizard
10 Nov 2017, 23:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

I like the "MF" initials. ;-) Appreciate. Graphic designers we are not, but manage to bumble into some reasonable ideas along the way. Credit DT and Matt3o as original inspiration Are the stickers really for sale. I apologize if someone already asked. Right now they are just a placeholder for cart ...
by lot_lizard
09 Nov 2017, 22:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

derzemel wrote:
lot_lizard wrote:try now if you would...
It works now. Thank you LL!

Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
:)... good deal

Thanks Khers... finally SOMEONE in life that knows how to report a problem and actually provide a proper stack trace without probing. You must be a developer?
by lot_lizard
09 Nov 2017, 22:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

try now if you would...
by lot_lizard
09 Nov 2017, 21:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Monthly bump, awaiting exit from limbo, hope all is well LL. It’s been a struggle on this end to be honest. Some ups and more downs. I really don’t want to go into too much detail, but I do wish I still had the emotional strength of a 6 year old (she’s a trooper). I really shouldn’t announce this y...
by lot_lizard
16 Oct 2017, 16:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Russian & Elvish sets
Replies: 245
Views: 13794

If you are using the MT3 profile, I would love to see a key (logo) for it. Even an adaptation of that JRRT symbol with MT3 as the letters would be insanely sexy. Something timeless and unthemed though that blended well with all themes would be ideal
by lot_lizard
11 Oct 2017, 23:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Russian & Elvish sets
Replies: 245
Views: 13794

Just seeing this. Beautiful work... especially the bilingual Russian set. For novelty characters on the Elvish, maybe the following? It is someone's adaptation of JRR Tolkien's initials as an Elvish symbol. Not sure if it is too detailed. Nice symbol regardless JRR-Tolkien-Lord-Rings-Return-King-Hob...
by lot_lizard
22 Sep 2017, 22:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
Replies: 420
Views: 32588

The current UI does do all the required configuration. What's missing? I didn't think DMA had started in on a GUI yet. Personally, yaml's and the like comfort me. But for a wider spread adoption, a GUI saves the learning curve for the masses. He might already have one going and I just missed it tho...
by lot_lizard
22 Sep 2017, 20:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
Replies: 420
Views: 32588

One thing that would be HIGHLY valuable going forward would be a proper UI for key mapping and tuning (unique per key) if anyone is bored. I'm sure DMA has some great thoughts already
by lot_lizard
20 Sep 2017, 05:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22571
Views: 1200036

Certainly not promoting the seller, but picked up several of these to offer later on our MF drop site... but with a spin. Printed up bases so they can act as proper pen (whatever) holders for the desk. The STLs to print your own base will be on the site for download for free if anyone was interested...
by lot_lizard
29 Aug 2017, 16:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
Replies: 420
Views: 32588

A small update... I have been moving rocks around in the dark, and we made some headway. As mentioned in the MF thread(s), I will just plan on fronting all of this, and have the complete MF project in hand before we do the buy again. I haven't been on here in multiple months, but did reach out to DM...
by lot_lizard
11 Jul 2017, 03:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106177

Hahaha... love it. I should take some pictures of ours someday. This one you posted is almost a modified bullet/shot shell press. Again... upside to our hair-brained design is that we can do 10 (close, can't remember) at once, but the concept is quite similar. Either way, the work is done on our cle...

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