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[GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 09:26:06 »
Hi everyone, the PLA60 is live and ready to roll. Some models ship sooner than others - all that info can be found on the website below:

https://rndkbd.com/products/pla60-bottom-half



A quick list of features:
  • 12-point Poron gasket isolation mount
  • Clear Bottoms & 12+ color choices for the top piece
  • Seamless shroud design. Change the whole color of the keyboard with 6 screws.
  • QMK+VIA PCB with USB-C. Solder or Hotswap
  • FR4 and POM plate options
  • Tons of layout options, ANSI, ISO, WKL, HHKB (true and tsangan), split space, split backspace, split right shift
  • Excellent RGB diffusion in the translucent colors.
  • 3D printed right here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Prices (In CAD):
  • $139.99 FR4 + Solder kit
  • $149.99 POM + Solder kit
  • $164.99 FR4 + Hotswap kit
  • $174.99 POM + Hotswap kit

Timeline:
Solder PCB units ship sooner, as those are in stock. Hotswap units are a short GB that I plan to fulfill in 4-8 weeks.
« Last Edit: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:51:29 by ReDsNoTDeAd »

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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:18:08 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:39:48 »
3D Printed cases are so neat, I'll consider this.

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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:56:33 »
not sure if you've posted this elsewhere, but do you have an image of what layout(s) the hotswap pcb would support?

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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 11:13:28 »
not sure if you've posted this elsewhere, but do you have an image of what layout(s) the hotswap pcb would support?



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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 15:05:46 »
I can't find pictures of the plates anywhere...?

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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 13:00:23 »
Would the plates support the arrow key layout with the dz60?



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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 10:43:28 »
I can't find pictures of the plates anywhere...?

On my site: https://rndkbd.com/products/pla60-fr4-plate

Would the plates support the arrow key layout with the dz60?

No, sorry.

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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 17:21:53 »
Nothing much to report, but I figure I'll give an update here and there, as radio silence seems to be very common among GB runners these days - and nobody likes that. Slowly trickling some orders out. Hotswap PCBs are ordered, the factory told me 4-5 weeks to get those in hand. Printers are running 24/7 to get these fulfilled in the sequence they came in!

I am also building another large printer to further increase my printing capacity, so I should be all caught up on case prints by the time the hotswaps get in.

Here is a typing test as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IPulIF9BIM

Thanks all! If you ever have any questions please reach out to me via email/discord. Email is rndkbd@gmail.com and the Discord link is on the header of rndkbd.com
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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 16:14:56 »
Fab has sent us pictures of the pre-production PCBs. We are expecting these in the first week of June.


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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 17:17:49 »
not sure if you've posted this elsewhere, but do you have an image of what layout(s) the hotswap pcb would support?


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Will this PCB be available in the future for purchase separately?
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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 00:28:03 »
not sure if you've posted this elsewhere, but do you have an image of what layout(s) the hotswap pcb would support?


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Will this PCB be available in the future for purchase separately?

Probably. And most likely a hotswap 75% to go with the PLA75 ;)

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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 01:58:25 »
Just ordered mine!!! Super excited to be able to swap out the top!

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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 03:31:36 »
Hotswap PCBs are here. I'm going to start shipping those out this weekend. Thanks for everyone's patience! This pre-order has been going smoothly so far, just a tad behind schedule... but I'd say that's not bad for COVID + microchip shortage.


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Re: [GB] PLA60 Gasket Mount 60%
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 20:52:49 »
Nothing to announce, printer go brrr, orders trickle out.