Order from the GB thread here: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=41464.0GH60 custom (DIY) keyboard recap:
1. Komar007 designed the PCB and is having them printed. He has had a prototype run done, which is being distributed for testing. Once that is tested, and the final revisions made, the GB will proceed.
2. The_Beast will be having [some number of] plate designs made. Probably about 8 designs, to include ANSI winkey, ANSI winkeyless, ISO winkey, and ISO winkeyless. If we have case-integrated designs and stand-alone designs for those, that makes 8 plate designs for a base run. And I'm sure he will take requests for custom plates, such as lysol's bottom row.
3. alaricljs is *maybe* doing another stabilizer buy. He is gauging interest. On a related note, if you choose a winkey layout, and use plate mounted Costar stabilizers, you can get those from WASDkeybaords.com all day.
4. samwisekoi has offered to help with designing an acrylic case. WhiteFireDragon, The_Beast, damorgue and dirge are also working on case designs. As are others. If you want to use an existing case, our goal is that this PCB will fit in any current Poker/Pure case. Including the aluminum ones made by imsto, treble318, oneproduct, and Duck.
You must install your own switches and keycaps.gh60_reva.zipPhase:
Interest Check Design Prototype and testing Group Buy/Ordering Invoicing/Collecting PaymentsFinal Prototyping
<-- We are here!ProductionShippingGH60 Custom Keyboard
Ever wanted your Poker/Pure to have a programmable controller? Did you love the different layout options of the Phantom, but wanted it in a smaller form factor? This is a 60% form-factor Geekhack custom keyboard that will be somewhat similar to the Phantom, but it will not include the function row, cursor arrows, or insert key group.
- Includes support for programmable layers.
- PCB populated from factory with all electronics, including diodes and ATmega32u4 programmable controller chip. Only switches will need to be sourced and mounted. Support for PCB-mount switches.
- Support for Poker/Pure cases, including aluminum cases from imsto, oneproduct, or treble318.Supported Layouts:
- Normal/Standard Ansi layout
- ISO layout (vertical enter key, smaller left shift, additional key to the left of "z" key)
- 1.75x right shift, allowing extra 1x Fn/Mod/etc key to the right or left of the right shift key
- Model M "winkeyless" style layout with 1.5x - 1x - 1.5x modifier keys on left and right sides, with 7x spacebar
- lysol's proposed layout with two 1.5x modifiers on the left and 1.5x - 1x - 1x - 1.5x on the right, with 7x spacebarThe ATmega32u4 controller chip
This is the same chip as on the Teensy2.0. It is a 16MHz 8-bit AVR from Atmel.Plates
Plates will make your keyboard will feel more solid overall and help disperse some of the typing stress. They’re optional, but most people do prefer it. Each layout will require a different plate. HHKB and winkeyless layouts can use any ANSI or ISO plate with 1.5x modifiers. I designed these so the top switch housing is removable without desoldering, which helps with swapping switches, springs, stems, lubing, or stickering later on. They can be directly dropped in to existing cases. More details on this in the next post. compatibility
- Costar stabilizer
- PCB-mounted cherry stabilizer
- Plate-mounted cherry stabilizer
- Any existing and upcoming 60% case
- Poker and Pure (must be plates with 1.25x modifier)
PCB (SMD presoldered) - $40
PCB (DIY, includes SMT components) - $25
Plate - $16
Switches - $0.60 - $0.85
Plate-mounted cherry stabilizers - $9
PCB – mounted cherry stabilizers - ??
Assembly - $25
Shipping - ??
The prices listed above is a ballpark. PCBs could be a tad lower, depending on quantity at the end, or possibly be a few dollars higher to account for import/VAT taxes or any other unforeseen fees. Same goes with plates and switches, it really depends on how many of each are ordered. Interested:
iMav... and more!Images of some possible key layouts:
ANSI ("KBC Poker"-style)
ANSI w/1.50 mods
ISO w/1.50 mods