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by eviltobz
14 Feb 2014, 11:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 341655

7bit, any idea if/when those MXRED/NW are going to show up? Cherry seem to keep bumping your order on that one :( If it doesn't seem to be coming soon, is there any chance of switching my order #0271‏ to the pcb mount browns MXBROWN/NW instead? You seem to have plenty of them floating around still, ...
by eviltobz
04 Dec 2013, 23:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 341655

Any idea when the PCB mount reds are due in? They're still listed as due in November on the front page :(
by eviltobz
26 Nov 2013, 10:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 341655

well, the kits on massdrop have 78 key switches, that should leave a couple of spares incase you knacker any by accident but you might wanna be conservative and add a couple more, especially if you're new to such DIY. if you're getting the case as part of the drop it has a plate for the keys, so you...
by eviltobz
20 Sep 2013, 17:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 341655

methinks he might be rolling his eyes to where it says "Preorder 10/2013" ;)
by eviltobz
26 Jun 2013, 16:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [Group Buy] Tai Hao 110 Keys DS [LOWER MOQ-CLOSING SOON]
Replies: 38
Views: 4313

cheers. oh well, never mind. off to wasd for me then.
by eviltobz
25 Jun 2013, 00:04
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [Group Buy] Tai Hao 110 Keys DS [LOWER MOQ-CLOSING SOON]
Replies: 38
Views: 4313

Would it be correct to assume that this is only for a standard U.S. qwerty layout, hence not much use to someone who wants colemak letters and a U.K. number row?
by eviltobz
06 Jun 2013, 16:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

unless you're good with metalwork & have access to a good bunch of tools, you prolly don't want anything to do with the metal cases. they dropped em for round 2 because the quality control on em was so... shall we say "variable"? some people had to file down their pcbs to fit! and without some good ...
by eviltobz
05 Jun 2013, 23:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

aye, most of my limited soldering experience has been guitar pickups and switches, which is mostly "wrap this bit of wire round that lug so it's got a good electrical connection and holds on pretty well. wap on some solder to keep it still" so surface mount diodes and teensys and whatnot are a whole...
by eviltobz
24 May 2013, 09:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

well, make sure we get to see the new one too dude. love your work :)
by eviltobz
22 Apr 2013, 11:05
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 341655

Heh, me too. Again. Cept the original invoice came and was paid yesterday. #0271 if that helps.
by eviltobz
21 Apr 2013, 22:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 341655

ahhh, my invoice has come through now. maybe something in the scripty process stalled. it's useful to know that stuff won't leave the outbox for cherrymx though, cheers for the info.
by eviltobz
21 Apr 2013, 17:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 341655

Sent my order but I haven't received conformation that it went through. MXRED 90 me too, but i just checked my messages and it's sat in the outbox not going anywhere :( is anyone else finding that the site ain't sending PMs at the mo? edit - i did a test sending myself a pm which worked fine and in...
by eviltobz
14 Apr 2013, 12:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

Nice! Yes, you need to push the button on the teensy the first time, so make sure the layout you load has a key (preferably in some layer) that programs the teensy, so you can do it without the actual teensy button going forward. I drilled some holes in my top cover, just in case I need to push tha...
by eviltobz
11 Apr 2013, 10:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

My Ergodox order arrived the other day :) Sadly a bunch of bits were missing :( Fortunately Massdrop are being fantastic with their customer support, even to the point of offering to cover any extra customs charges incurred. I'm of the opinion that you can only tell how good a company is by how they...
by eviltobz
09 Apr 2013, 10:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

As a poor solderer, the best advice I can give is don't get a cheap, low wattage soldering iron. I've had a few of them, the sort where the iron is connected straight to the plug, and they had issues melting the solder when holding it against the tip for a few seconds. I then switched to one with a ...
by eviltobz
02 Apr 2013, 20:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

mharrison wrote:Hey, I said it was harder to type on. That should give you some comfort :)
I've spent the last couple of months using a kinesis countoured jobby, so I'm already converted to the way of thumb buttons. You're just rubbing it in now :b
by eviltobz
02 Apr 2013, 19:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

Please everyone, stop posting about how you've got your kit and how great it is while all of us non-US customers are sitting around waiting for them to arrive in our countries. That's just mean :(
;)
by eviltobz
02 Apr 2013, 11:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

ooooh, that looks pretty tasty with the kinesis home row keys, me like :)
by eviltobz
27 Feb 2013, 20:14
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 341655

Can you confirm which are plate mount and which are pcb mount? On page 1 you says that the NW code is for pcb mount, but there you just said that NW are plate mounted. Pricelist Plate mount (without pins) Order-ID | Price|Cur|Product code MXBLUE | 0.45|EUR|MX1A-E1NN (limited stock) ... Pricelist PCB...
by eviltobz
19 Feb 2013, 15:20
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 341655

When do we need to have our pre-orders in by? I only got my first mechanical keyboard (with browns) a couple of weeks back, then grabbed a WASD sample set, and I got on the massdrop buy for a complete ErgoDox with clears, and a second set of pcbs and electrics without switches so I'd like the time t...
by eviltobz
06 Feb 2013, 18:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

I got my first kinesis last week, so I'm no veteran user of 'em, but I love that thumb cluster, after applying my own modifications of course ;) I swap the big keys, so backspace & delete in that example and space & enter on the other hand. This makes my home position more central and better poised ...
by eviltobz
03 Feb 2013, 21:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A reduced matrix layout (for ergodox, kinesis, maltron, etc)
Replies: 14
Views: 4780

This sort of blue shift layout looks pretty nice, and I'll be trying something similar with my Ergodox, but I'm not sure if there is any way to get it running on my Kinesis. It has the embedded keypad layer which would be a good contender, but I don't think that there is any way to move the keypad b...
by eviltobz
30 Jan 2013, 10:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

bjarven wrote: I can recommend amphetype, add a good book to the sources and read it while typing it. And you get stats on your progression. That's how I have learned colemak in the last year. Colemak/kinesis/ergodox here too :)
Wow, that is a truly awesome idea. Thanks :)
by eviltobz
29 Jan 2013, 15:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 154031

...And it also got me learning colemak, so this is my slowest forum post ever! Welcome to Colemak, my dear friend! You are in for a treat (well, maybe in a couple months from now). Lol, it's pretty harsh at the moment. I churned through the learncolemak.com lessons over Friday and Saturday, switche...
by eviltobz
29 Jan 2013, 10:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Ergodox massdrop groupbuy discussion
Replies: 539
Views: 21570

... Whereas I just scored a cheapy kinesis ergo classic on ebay and stumbled into this world when looking for tips. That was an expensive week ;) And it also got me learning colemak, so this is my slowest forum post ever! welcome to the madhouse :) your wallet is going to empty. Heh, cheers. I'm cu...
by eviltobz
29 Jan 2013, 09:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Ergodox massdrop groupbuy discussion
Replies: 539
Views: 21570

I suspect there must be people that never saw a keyboard forum that have bought this. Certainly lots of lay people saw it, and that's a win too. I was oblivious to this geeky world of keyboard hacking until I stumbled upon the ErgoDox project. :) All thanks to a comment on a serendipitously timed A...

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