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NPKC Kailh & Cherry Switch Tester

NPKC Kailh & Cherry Switch Tester

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I'd get this if it had box royals
Any response from Massdrop on this yet? I'll commit but only once these concerns are responded to.
Ummmm... I am still waiting on my switches from the last time this dropped. It literally only shipped the PCB and the switch test case. Switches are not included with this drop. If they are, I, along with every other person who got taken advantage of last time and apparently didn't reach out to the forum (even though there is not a single person who said that their order was shipped complete) in time are awaiting our refund.

Here's the complaints from last time. I would skip if I were you.
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/56953/talk#discussions
HugPug

Specs


  • NPKC
  • CNC-machined aluminum case
  • ABS keycaps
  • Kailh BOX White, Black, Red, and Brown switches
  • Kailh Speed Bronze, Gold, Silver, and Copper switches
  • Kailh BOX Heavy Pale Blue, Dark Yellow, and Burnt Orange switches
  • Kailh BOX Thick Clicks Navy and Jade switches
  • Cherry MX Black, Brown, Blue, and Red switches

Included


  • Case
  • Switches
  • KeycapsIncluded


It literally says it includes switches
This switch tester has dropped with different switches before. Check out the link below for additional details/pictures. Keep in mind the switches are different for sure, but there may be other revisions, such as to the PCB, as well.
At a glance it looks like:
Has diodes on PCB
Has through-hole LED holes in the pcb
Cherry pins layout only
Can fit PCB mount switches
Has 2u Costar stab cutouts on plate, but the switch mounts aren't turned on the pcb, so stabs can't be installed
Micro-USB B
PIC18F14K50 microcontroller
Not easily reprogrammable
Sends correct keypad codes

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/npkc-switch-tester/talk#discussions
Would adding a PCB mean it ships with soldered switches? I do want to be able to test different switches more closely to how they would actually sit in a keyboard. Would this reproduce an accurate feel with the PCB option?
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If you solder your switches into the PCB then this tester becomes a functioning keypad, so I'd imagine it would bring you closer to your goal.
MikrRice
Ah, interesting. Well okay, thanks for the info!
The description says it's CNC machined, even though it's pretty clearly bent sheet aluminum
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From the rough edges on the underside around the holes, it looks more like stamped to me. I could be wrong though
MrBreakfst
hmm, now you mentioned, it might be stamped indeed.
Does the PCB already have all diodes and resistors? Is it built for hotswap?
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SPOSpartan104
I second this. A picture of the PCB as it would ship would be great. Is it just blank with sockets? Does it come with a controller? Is it fully programmable?
SPOSpartan104
This switch tester has dropped with different switches before. Check out the link below for additional details/pictures.

At a glance it looks like:
Has diodes on PCB
Has through-hole LED holes in the pcb
Cherry pins layout only
Can fit PCB mount switches
Has 2u Costar stab cutouts on plate, but the switch mounts aren't turned on the pcb, so stabs can't be installed
Micro-USB B
PIC18F14K50 microcontroller
Not easily reprogrammable
Sends correct keypad codes
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/npkc-switch-tester/talk#discussions
Well, this is certainly interesting. I'm assuming "add a PCB" would let you turn it into some sort of macro-board or something?
kyuss80
Macroboard or numberpad I believe.
kyuss80
Numpad for sure. The microprocessor on the board is not easily re-programmable.
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