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Vortex 22-Key DIY Switch Tester

Vortex 22-Key DIY Switch Tester

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willing to buy one of these with the pcb!
The reinforcing plate material is not aluminum but steel and NumLock light problem, but I am satisfied with it.
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Anyone having issue with numlock led? Mine seem to be working but the led stays white no matter how i change my spectrum :(
Gruelcore
Hello, I just assembled mine. My numlock stays lit whether numlock is on or off.
I was wondering how you control the rgb lighting. Mine are a dim green, and I can't seem to figure out how to change it.
My Vortex Family Vortex Vibe, Vortex Core, Vortex switch tester with Dye sub PBT DSA key caps. ...some strange Elf legend key caps...
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I have been waiting for a firmware update to this so it would allow programmability as they have promised before however I have not seen such an update so i decided to tinker around a bit and found that the vortex 22 firmware can be updated to the Mistel Freeboard firmware. Current firmware is available here http://www.mistelkeyboard.com/firmware/ it will allow you to use the "2", "0" ,"00", and "." as the direction keys. Programmability when used with the MD600's accessory port as well.
hi everyone.... i forget to add the pcb :( where can i found one? i really want to die
There is a story that the reinforcing plate material is iron, not the promised aluminum material. Have you checked?
  • CNC anodized aluminum case
  • CNC anodized aluminum plate
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mini b, micro b ports
silver case, black plate
Yesterday Vortex Vibe keyboard wonderful shipping notification, and Today Vortex 22 key switch tester.. Thanks for quick delivery... Too much good!! Shipping All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.Estimated ship date is June 6, 2018 PT.
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Shipped on May 11, 2018 PT
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inflection
DHL E commerce delivery is too late than I thought. Finally vortex tester is arrived in local post office. May be tomorrow delivered... It takes exactly 2 weeks since shipped May 11. PT. I expect 11 days... But Vortex Vibe that was shipped early one day remains Germany due to transit facility. DHL e commerce center said to me that Two delivery difference depends on seller choice to delivery. Sorry for the delay.
Does anyone know a proper way to solder the RGB LEDs? I followed this guide: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/1633/vortex-switch-tester-rgb-numpad-conversion?utm_source=linkshare&referer=RQWW4N but I'm wondering if the last drop has a different type of RGB LED. All my switches are working, except my LEDs don't seem to function, so I'm wondering if the newer drop has different LEDs shipped.
If anyone wants to sell me his/hers with PCB in Europe, I'd be glad to take it off your hands.
I don't want to wait til june for this to arrive (but I really want it tho), any other sites to get it? Besides this, does anyone know if this will sound as low pitched as the vortex race 3 (which I love the sound)?
Currently, Vortex 22 key switch can used only as numeric pad and can not be programmed. I found Cospad XD24 PCB on othersite and Plate screw hole postions are very similar in 3 position, Top Left , Top right, bottome right. Cospad XD24 is even advertised up tp 24 keys-Two Mode:numpad/PAD or 1/2 Planck This PCB and Vortex 22 key tester case can be assembled together? I think It's very interesing way for 40% keyboard users. I love Vorex keyboard design with low height and slim bezel housing case, So this programmable numeric pad have more funtionlity, but I don't give up Vortex Switch Tester.
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How about this picture? I think the left number pad is this vortex 22 key switch tester. Is that right?
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https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/73tbum/vortex_pls_attach_these_and_sell_it_ill_buy_it_in/
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On Vortex 22 key switch manual,Using option PCB, Fn key is only for LED function. Num Lock key support direction key or Pg Up/Down, Home, End key as like other number pad?
Manual have been reuploaded to the description page http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=98878754474264940630 dropping this here in case anyone is looking for it. :)
Any ideas on what the case colors look like compared to the other anodized aluminum Vortex keyboards? Is the gray case the same gray as the Vortex Core? Is the silver case the same silver as the Vortex Vibe?
Why does the pcb have two different USB inputs? Can you daisy chain it to your keyboard?
TotesMaGoates715
I believe I'd read something in documentation about the one interface being intended for it to be plugged into another Vortex keyboard, but it doesn't seem to have ever been implemented or utilized.
not yet programmable?
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terat
I found out that the mistel freeboard and this are basically the same. So you can flash the freeboard firmware on this and it will allow programmability when used with the mistel barocco http://www.mistelkeyboard.com/firmware/
good luck
LocalDeity
Would you happen to have a guide on how to go about doing this?
Anyone know what the dimensions of this tester are? Would be really cool if it would sit flush next to a Race 3.
dirgeofthedawn
4.75"x3"
rwiggum
Ah damn, its .5" larger than the Race 3. Thank you for the info~!
Wait its just cherry mx? Is there a difference of rgb blue vs blue?
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Mhm because I was looking for a swtich tester but this one has just cherry and the same color multiple times. So its more like a macro pad right?
denym
It's basically a numpad. I didn't even bother using any of the switches it came with. The stabs to suck tho.
Just came to me..why aren't switch testers "Hot-Swappable" ?? Kaihua (Kailh) hot swap sockets. ...
TuxKey
I plan to install Holtites to make it hot-swappable.
Hmm, is the metal plate is still black regardless or what you choose?? :/
Gruelcore
Yes, seems to have been this way for a few drops now. The plate is a bit thin and the stabs that come with it are pretty bad. Unfortunately, with the plate being as thin as it is, even genuine Cherry stabs can't hold it well and wiggle.
I just got this and built it up. Holtites actually work for the build, makes the board almost hot-swappable. There are no stand-offs holding the PCB in place vertically, or the plate to the PCB though, so too much hot-swapping would probably work the PCB loose from the rest of the holtites.
Does anyone know what the uppermost left key is programmed as? I think its ESC but i cant be sure
shadowkreep
esc
gondola
Its actually not. its a function button to change the light function
The file with the Vortex info sheet is gone (broken link). Can it be reuploaded and relinked (or does someone know where to find it)?
I need it.
Ok...I'm so confused. I expected this product to be assembled as it appears in the pictures..no instructions are included. I intended to use this as a switch tester. -Am I supposed to cut the semi-circular ends off of the foam of rectangle? The foam appears larger than the aluminum case...am I supposed to push it down onto the 4 pins? -Do I need to buy a PCB to use it as a switch tester? Which PCB should I buy? -If I don't need to use a PCB to test the switches, how do I mount the switches onto the foam? Just by pushing them in with those little pins? -And MOST IMPORTANTLY: All of the switches came in a single plastic bag, unlabeled. How do I know which switch is what brand / type?
Considering I paid $40 for this and waited 2 months, I'm currently VERY disappointed in the ultimate deliverable.
Slanverse
- I don't think the foam is part of the build. Instead, there should be a metal plate at the bottom of the box (lift up the cardboard and you should find it under the switches). - You don't need the PCB to use it as a switch tester. Just screw the plate onto the holes, slot the switches into their places, put on keycaps, and test. - I think the switches are all the same brand (Cherry MX). - See this for switch types: http://www.keyboardco.com/blog/index.php/2012/12/an-introduction-to-cherry-mx-mechanical-switches/
Would anyone like to sell their PCB to me? You can contact me on Reddit : u/marvellion
I asked this the last time this drop was live but never got an answer-
Can this be remapped to any key press? I'd love to use this as a macro/game pad for stuff like MOBAs, but if there's no onboard memory or I just have to use it like a numpad then I don't plan on buying one.
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Yeah I might end up doing that then.
Ok. Thank you!