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Tac_Tau
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Dec 5, 2018
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Polycarbonate top housing ? The original panda's top and bottom housing are both made of Nylon. And SMD? Orignal panda didn't support SMD lighting. Interesting, but I doubt it would as same as the original panda.
Dec 5, 2018
Puffs
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Dec 5, 2018
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Nope, original tops were polycarb.
Dec 5, 2018
Elbert
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Dec 5, 2018
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The factory has confirmed that it has always been polycarbonate. They simply painted it to look like the Nylon bottom housing. As for SMD support, I suppose it depends how one defines support. The opaque housing will block most of the light, but they are indeed compatible, even if the LEDs are not flush with the PCB surface.
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Dec 5, 2018
Chekonjak
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Dec 5, 2018
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Do you have any translucent keycaps or keycaps with translucent legends to test?
Dec 5, 2018
Elbert
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Dec 5, 2018
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Sure, I'll get some more photos later. EDIT: Here you go, @Chekonjak. LEDs are at maximum brightness in all photos.
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Dec 5, 2018
xyz987
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Dec 6, 2018
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whoa are these switches on the MD CTRL kb?
Dec 6, 2018
impoor
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Dec 6, 2018
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how the hell do you paint polycarb to look like nylon lmfao
Dec 6, 2018
Elbert
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Dec 6, 2018
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No, I swapped one on just to take pictures.
Dec 6, 2018
A community member
Dec 6, 2018
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You've never actually seen an actual Invyr panda have you? The tops were not "painted" to match the bottom.
Dec 6, 2018
Elbert
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Dec 6, 2018
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Dec 6, 2018
A community member
Dec 6, 2018
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Care to point out the painted top?
Dec 6, 2018
Elbert
2557
Dec 6, 2018
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I submit that "painted" may not be an apt description. We're looking to get more information from the factory.
Dec 6, 2018
A community member
Dec 6, 2018
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You should probably do that. I believe the tops are moulded in white poly or nylon instead of actually colored over as you suggest.
Dec 6, 2018
YanboWu
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Dec 6, 2018
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The top covers of the panda switches are made out of polycarbonate. The color of the top is achieved via adding toner to the polycarbonate before injection.
Dec 6, 2018
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