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Red Scarf III Ver.A 96-Key Custom Keyboard Kit

Red Scarf III Ver.A 96-Key Custom Keyboard Kit

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Does anyone know specific sizes or threading info for the screws that secure the PCB? I lost the set of screws from one of my kits and need to try to find equivalents to replace them.
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both printing as generic text only and trying to flash on tkg.io don't work when trying to flash the board. how am i supposed to flash this?
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I've done exactly this and it hasn't worked. I've never had a problem with flashing or reflashing my old RS96. I even went as far as buying batteries for the remote and trying to use that but it hasn't worked. The only thing I can assume is that the pcb is borked.
It makes the windows disconnect sound when I try to turn it on, both with the flashed layout and the remote. Can't really understand what I'm doing wrong here.
Just wasted 2 hours trying to troubleshoot the print job not finished, until I saw this. Thank you so much for the help.
so to anyone who hasn't gotten a replacement plate, I finally got mine!
before I knew massdrop was going to replace it, I took the old plate and had a hole laser cut into it that ended up not being properly placed so i had to file away some of it. It should fit a switch perfectly fine and in the right position, just might look a little ugly if you really looked hard under the keycaps.
If anyone hasn't go theirs and wants a RED plate,I'd be willing to give it to you just for the cost of shipping.
The programming guide (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjtlpj5pMPcAhWHTt8KHTxTCYIQFjAAegQIABAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.massdrop.com%2Ftalk%2F732%2Fprogramming-the-red-scarf-keyboards&usg=AOvVaw27BXYwF8pWpwaYUv5wqv68) has links to a deadsite where you once could download the .eep files. These are no longer available. Can these be reposted to a real hosting site ?
Do you NEED the controller to set up RGB?
michaelhuynh93
no you don't, you can follow the flashing guide to program the RGB controls into the function layer:
https://www.massdrop.com/talk/732/programming-the-red-scarf-keyboards
Everyone, be careful if you ordered multiple kits. I was only given one tracking number so far and the box only contained one plate.
No response from Massdrop support yet to see if the second one is being taken care of.
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Got my replacement plate in today.
Got my shipping notification for the plate, hope this one went through a competent QA lol
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lordy lordy
I had the same problem with mine. Couldn't figure out why a switch wouldn't fit until I realized the plate was bent. Was able to straighten it out with pliers but was surprised by the QC.
anyone get plate tracking confirmation? middle of the week and still nothing :/
SakeJams
nothing yet. i doubt it is shipping out this week
Anyone know how I would go about acquiring a replacement remote? My order didn't come with one, and all MD is offering is a $50 partial refund.
bodacious
there should be a guide on how to program the LED controls into a function layer in the description
For those who didn't read their newest email. Replacement plates ship out next week! (Hopefully)
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AnimeKing
Did you get a shipping notification? I haven't received one yet.
VonSwoopington
Nothing for me either, I'm giving it till Friday.
Any more updates? Massdrop?
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Here is the email I got from support today.
Tony V Tony V (Massdrop Community Support)
Jun 25, 3:52 PM PDT
Hi,
While we are still working to source the replacement but I expect us to have more information later this or next week.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime.
Warmest regards, Tony
Cyypher
Thanks. They've said the same thing every week which means they have no clue.
This layout looks great, but the the case lighting really turns me off & I don't feel like paying for it if I actively dislike it. I could take or leave the key back-lighting too. Any tips on what that KB might be from those more in the know than I?
Thanks!
So are my emails just going to go ignored now? Where is the stuff I paid for????
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Nice! Were you able to build it okay? Is your friend accepting plates? I'm willing to pay for his/her services.
I wish I could stop giving massdrop business but they host some of the bigger keycap drops. I'm definitely much more wary of them and will only purchase if it's absolutely the only place available.
Second a desire for this service. Did your friend use a machine that required a file? If so could you share it? Someone else posted an illustrator file, but modifications needed to be made (of which i am incapable) for it to work in a CNC machine.
common Massdrop.... give us any info about this, after so many months waiting for the keyboard, we need so many more for a part with an extra hole....
ToniCP
I've been emailing them weekly about status updates and I encourage everyone else to do the same. If we don't apply pressure they'll just stay silent. They also decided to ignored my email this week. =/
Got this response from massdrop yesterday:
"I'm sorry for the lack of updates regarding the replacement parts but we're still waiting for a confirmation as of when the units will be available to ship so I don't have new updates to give our members so far, I apologize.  I reached out to logistics again and they will hopefully get back to me soon so I can give more solid information as of when you'll have your replacement.  Just to let you know if you wish to return your item for a refund that offer is still on the table, if you wish to wait that's also fine however as said previously I'm hoping to get an update soon.  Thank you for understanding and hope you enjoy the rest of your day. "
Anyone else hear anything different?
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unsolder everything, I don't think there is another way. I didn't notice the defective plate until it was already too late :(
zylinderhut
Oooo that sucks :(
I went to build mine tonight and never even looked at it. Found my plates was missing that hole too. Lame...
yoooo any updates? would really like to build this board soon :/
@XiK Any updates on this? Are we getting new plates anytime soon?
Bork
I got some info from Support yesterday:
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vgmgc
Thanks. Looks like it's an eternal 3 weeks away :(
Lovin' the Red Scarf III.
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Typing this on my RSIII. Who needs a plate, just soldered the Cherry browns straight to the board. All up the package is great, and the attention to detail is class. Yes, the precision cut plate has 17mm² too much material but when was the last time you used right-Alt anyway? You're buying this keyboard because Ctrl+Insert and Shift+Insert are the One True Copy and Paste. I did, anyway. I've been running with Numlock Off in BIOS since before Nethack
I never use those keys between enter and the numpad.
The build quality is excellent, the black aluminium frame looking gorgeous, the translucent base makes the keyboard float when lit.
But what about using it?
It's great. Completely compatible with Nethack 3.6.0, Vim and Rise of the Tomb Raider The translucent base makes the keyboard appear to float. There is a remote control with 24 keys which must be like a dollar in the BOM.
Are you mocking us? I bought a keyboard at $2/ key and you include an extra 24 keys for giggles? Giggle keys at 4c a key! Guess which of the $2 and 4c keys are remote control.
No seriously, I think this is great.
One possible concern: I think I'd prefer F1-F12 in three groups losing the two keys above Backspace -- my perfect keyboard is one without the arrows and nav cluster. I literally never touch them.
DS RSIII 9/10 (assuming plates don't matter to you)
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So what did you do with the LED strip? I'm super clueless as to what its even there for since theres LEDs pre-soldered onto the PCB already.
AnimeKing
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There are 4 holes (vias the cool kids call them) VRGB -- find some wires and solder them so the 5V line on the strip goes to the V on the board. That's the only 1 you need to get right. You mix and match the other 3 as you see fit.
Yes my soldering is crap. And that's the second go. Originally I had a much longer piece of ribbon cable. You could definitely use a shorter length than the photo.
When the plate arrives I'm going to desolder all the keys and hot-glue the strip down. In the meantime a bit of electrical tape holds it in place.
Things you may not know:
Menu key = Fn. Fn+Esc toggle LEDs on/off Fn+F1 next solid colour Fn+F2 next colour mode Fn+F3 Dimmer Fn+F4 Brighter Fn+F5 !!!!! Refresh your browser. There is no Fn+F5. Fn+1 - 8. Various colors Fn+N volume down Fn+M volume up Fn +, toggle mute
Compile your own firmware from this https://github.com/kairyu/tmk_keyboard_custom/tree/master/keyboard/RedScarfIII
Default keymappings: https://github.com/kairyu/tmk_keyboard_custom/blob/master/keyboard/RedScarfIII/keymap_default.c
This thread is full of awesome if you pick through it. https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69282.0
Download hid_listen.exe and use MAGIC SECRET KEYS! https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/hid_listen.html
LShift+RShift+V
----- Version ----- DESC: t.m.k. keyboard firmware for Red Scarf III VID: 0x5253(Young Pioneers) PID: 0x0003(Red Scarf III) VER: 0x0001 BUILD: ac475cd-dirty (02:00:22 Jan 29 2015) OPTIONS: LUFA BOOTMAGIC MOUSEKEY EXTRAKEY CONSOLE COMMAND NKRO 6KRO KEYMAP_IN_EEPROM LEDMAP LEDMAP_IN_EEPROM BACKLIGHT SOFTPWM_LED BREATHING_LED 4096 GCC: 4.8.1 AVR-LIBC: 1.8.0svn AVR_ARCH: avr5
LShift+RShift+E eeconfig: default_layer: 0 debug_config.raw: 00 .enable: 0 .matrix: 0 .keyboard: 0 .mouse: 0 keymap_config.raw: 00 .swap_control_capslock: 0 .capslock_to_control: 0 .swap_lalt_lgui: 0 .swap_ralt_rgui: 0 .no_gui: 0 .swap_grave_esc: 0 .swap_backslash_backspace: 0 .nkro: 0 backlight_config.raw: 05 .enable: 1 .level: 2
HTH
For anyone that is tired of Massdrop dragging their feet on the plate, here's a drawing of the correct missing cutout. The promo pictures seem to include a spot for a longer spacebar stab, but If you just want to put a switch there, this will do. Any machine shop should be able to use this to cut the plate, or you can use it to cut it yourself. A drill and small file are enough to get the job done, with regular measurements with a pair of calipers.
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TooTallTim
Thanks! It says it needs a decryption key though.
I also got my keyboard without stabilizers and a faulty plate, I can also see that there is an ugly dent in my premium case. I did not receive a remote either. Since I live in Norway, the 15 bucks is not going to cover stabilizers. This sucks..
Seriously Massdrop, this is lousy QA work on your side, I mean,here we pay premium dollar for what we expect is premium service from your part. We wait for flippin 6+ months for the keyboard with delay?
Please fix this mess soon!
Using my nifty $15 refund, I got my replacement stabs today. All I need now is a flippin plate with the right cutouts :/
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bboltn
Thank you!
anyone else's plate mount missing the holes for the 'alt' key located to the right of the space bar? not to mention that it appears the contacts for the switch belonging to the space bar is incorrectly placed at least for a typical 6.25u bar.... smh
turbotax
Everyone got defective plates (read comments from 5-7 days ago). Hit up support for a $15 refund on missing stabilizers and they will also add you to a waitlist for new plates. They have no estimate for when/if the plates will arrive.
Has anyone gotten Caps Lock/Num Lock indicator LEDs working? I had to reprogram some stuff to get the backlights and underlights (without a remote) to turn on, but I can't figure out where the Lock indicators are.
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That layout helped me out a bit. Created an tle -> svg file which I was able to turn into a 2d bitmap and then create a 3d model (by extruding the image) to create a plate.
This was a test run and it's not super accurate (after the tle editor parses your json, it gives odd dimensions) but it's super close.
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teawrecks
Have you had any luck with the indicator LEDs? I couldn't figure it out.
any plan to make this hot swappable?
Hey guys,
To clear up the confusion: For anyone that have already received the $15.00 refund, that is for our miss on the stabilizers. We are still resolving the plate issue with Red Scarf, and we'll update you as soon as we have more information to move forward. Our CS team will be in touch for more details.
Apologies for the confusion, thank you all for your support
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Thanks for the update. Maybe this should be posted up top so everyone sees it.
Thanks
XiK
any updates?
I made a little bit of a rant/overview video talking about what's happened here and Massdrop's response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1XFF2qu5G0
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massdrop I presume. I have the same issue. On the battery: I asked whether the battery is included and it was stated (iirc by a member of the community, NOT massdrop) that its not included.
How would one order directly from red scarf?
So let me get this straight, massdrop is either offering you a full refund while wanting us to send our defective products back? Or they're offering a fifteen dollar refund?
What do you guys plan on doing with the defective boards? Taking them from us, fixing the plates and upcharging them at a later date? Or are you just going to throw them away? What is the solution here?
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SakeJams
I got a reply saying that they have a "limited available inventory" of the plate. I've replied asking if the plate has the correct cutouts, because if it hasn't then, pardon my French, what's the fucking point in sending me another defective plate? Pretty annoyed at this point tbh.
I was going to join the drop for the /dev/tty keycaps recently, but Massdrop's handling of this drop made me decide against it. Really unimpressed.
I saw a carbon fiber one a long time ago, idk if there's any still available. It's been a while