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scotbrown
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Aug 13, 2017
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I'm a little disappointed with the delay, but given the way these drops are put together and the number of things that are going on at a global scale, I guess it all goes with the territory. I deal with projects that have a lot of moving parts on a daily basis, so I understand that it only takes one piece of the puzzle to recalcitrantly refuse to fit for a deadline to be missed. If you can find another place on this planet to buy this kit, please let me know. I'm still a big fan of MD, they find things that NOBODY else can provide. We are a niche market, and I thank my lucky stars that MD is there for us. Warts and bumps included.
I'm 63 and work with AutoCAD for a living. I'm trying to solve some ergo issues that cause me real pain. It is so bad that I bought an ErgoDox EZ to get through the wait, and now I REALLY want the Infinity. Less pain so far, still getting up to speed... Now if only my Carbon key caps would turn up...
Aug 13, 2017
rowie
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Aug 13, 2017
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Interesting how you used to the word "recalcitrant" into a kind of neologism form "recalcitrantly." Only a rhetorician can appreciate this wonderful play with words. I am also unhappy with the delay, but it is expected since this is Massdrop. As long as in the end i'll receive this product then I'll be happy. For me, this will be my first keyboard purchase along with the K-type that is unique to Massdrop.
Since it seems like there is a wait I'll just try to keep busy and make the most of my time with preparations. So far in my shopping list i've bought the LEDs, SIP sockets, and safety goggles. I think now I just need to order my soldering unit, solder, and maybe some pcb practice boards to work on my soldering. Hope soldering is not difficult and that I will be able to practice enough to make nice soldering work since it will be seen underneath the unit. I too was tempted to buy an ErgoDox EZ, but the aesthetics wasn't up to my taste. The look of the Infinity Ergodox will be worth the wait for me. Massdrop should be renamed as "Waitdrop" instead.
Aug 13, 2017
DeadlyPliers
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Aug 13, 2017
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I've been putting together some hobbyist electronics kits ordered off of Amazon to practice soldering. I would highly recommend that since it's good practice, and you can end up with a cool gadget at the end of it all. It turned out to be a lot easier than I had anticipated; so much so that I decided to bite the bullet and parted out a 60% keyboard build on another site and put that together.
I am very excited for this drop still. Between this and the Red Scarf II+ Ver. D, this is going to be an exciting couple of months for me.
Some of the electronics kits I alluded to: * https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Soldering-Intermediate-Electronix-Express/dp/B072MHSW57/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1502649216&sr=8-3&keywords=electronic+kits+soldering * https://www.amazon.com/Elenco-Two-Radio-SOLDERING-REQUIRED/dp/B0041O4MFK/ref=sr_1_13?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1502649277&sr=8-13&keywords=electronic+kits+soldering&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011
Aug 13, 2017
Dotwad11
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Aug 13, 2017
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I was planning on using the Planck keyboard as my first intro to soldering. After seeing the current state of things with the Planck drop, it looks like I'll be starting off this hobby with the ergodox instead.
Aug 13, 2017
rowie
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Aug 14, 2017
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Thanks for the links! Finally bought the last few items on my list. I got a Hakko set with a blue Plato wire cutter. The indium solder recommended by I:C, and an intro kit to soldering.
Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017S00DJ2/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_7cpKzbE3RJJXX
The one you suggested seemed to be geared for intermediate, but thanks to your link I found one at my level. The one I chose can't get anymore basic. Once I complete this kit it can be a fidget toy as well since each button clicks when it turns on the light (according to a reviewer). LOL
Aug 14, 2017
scotbrown
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Aug 14, 2017
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I tell people that you can only become the master of a tool when you have learned at least three ways to abuse it. I've worked with my hands in one career or another for my entire life. I've always loved language and the abuse thereof. One day I told my wife's genius daughter that there was a conspiracy amongst the insects to usurp human control of the planet, and that they were doing it through manipulation of our language as evidenced by their having distorted the term entomology into etymology. She stared at me for a long moment and burst into laughter, then went off on a multiple-post-grad-degree rant about how unlikely such a thing was no matter how obvious it may have been to me.
Aug 14, 2017
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