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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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No mention of a controller pre-installed or included that I can see. Anything bigger than 60% diy is hard to find, but these prices are way too high for what you get and what the reviews show as a series of manufacturing defects.
Wolfie3018
"Fully Programmable" would require a controller, so you can assume one is pre-installed. I believe Red Scarf uses the Atmel ATmega32U4.
Would be great if had a split-spacebar, RGB backlighting (not current glow), USB-C, and black doubleshot PBT keycaps. This is including arrows and numberpad
I wish I could review this but I bought mine secondhand unused. I LOVED this board. I only sold it to buy an M60. I had the deluxe version which was heavy af and felt great to type on. Flashing a layout was kind of a bitch, but I had no issues with it. I even used the stock stabilizers on it and with lube they felt perfectly fine. I also desoldered MOD-M switches and replaced them with tealios and had no issues with the PCB at that point either.
Really guys? Mini USB in 2018?
I’ve never built a keyboard before, but I love this layout. Would I be able to use LED switches?
Sunrider
yes.
the base price is just a case, pcb and plate right?
Hey all. Read the reviews before you buy.
Paprika
Yeah, seems like people really like them!
Hey friends! We’re excited to have this drop back. We were surprised about the defective on our second run of this drop last year. Since then, RS has made improvements, increased quality control on all the components. We will also keep in touch with him and make sure this does not happen again.
@Massdrop @XiK Been waiting for this to drop for some time. If I knew it was coming I would have joined GMK Carbon drop as well. Any chance of reopening/extending Carbon til this drop closes?
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Is the keyboard shipped assembled? If not, what equipment will I need to finish assembling it?
pseudocc
This requires assembling/soldering Checkout this 101 by livingspeedbump https://www.massdrop.com/talk/732/programming-the-red-scarf-keyboards
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Kira 99 is the same price and ships way sooner. I'd recommend checking it out.
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So I ordered the aurora96 just a few days ago👍. Went with black case and box pales. They will stay in for numpad area rest of board is going to be holy pandas and Halo clears with GS Apollo🚀
How would you describe the alignment on your 19X? I have one with BOX Navies and the alignment is pretty bad. This is down to the plate allowing for switch top removal, and BOX switches not having PCB mount legs. It honestly makes no sense, since BOX switches have to be de-soldered anyway to be opened. Also, does the Aurora96 have a plate that supports this too? Any of the boards in this discussion?
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Possible to purchase just the case?
bioport
I'd love to be able to just grab the case alone! Got plans to handwire a custom layout for a 96 keyboard.
bioport
if either you or @FirstCaptainSpaceBear want, I'm looking for a replacement PCB for mine... I'd be happy to split an order with one of you somehow.
ffs just spent my money on the Etymotic ER3XR IEM's. Also bought a Seiko SKX013 + natostraps. I DON'T HAVE ANY MORE MONEY LEFT BUT I WANT A 96% KEYBOARD DAMN IT.
This might be my fourth...lol
Are there any plans to do another Redscarf drop?
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Hallelujah!
Are the optional Cherry switches black top and bottom housing or clear smd compatible housing?
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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LavadorJ
love this!!!
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.
AnimeKing
v clean!
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.